Granier discusses signing with Vandy

Offensive lineman Bailey Granier of South Lafourche High School (Galliano, La.) signed with Vanderbilt on Wednesday. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Granier.

"I woke up this morning feeling excited," said Granier on signing with the Commodores. "I was ready to make one of the biggest decisions of my young life. It feels good to get it off my shoulders. I was committed (to Vanderbilt), then decommitted, and then I recommitted. I was trying to get in touch with guys in my class and get them to stick with Vanderbilt and have one of the best classes this year.

"When I went back to Vanderbilt, I remembered all of the reasons why I committed in the first place. I love this university. Coach Mason and Coach Lightner are good people. I found them to be genuine, nice, and focused on winning. I got along well with all of the commitments I met. We have some great athletes coming in and I think we're going to be very successful with this group. We have a lot of potential, but they say all potential means is you haven't done anything yet. I want to be a leader within my class and influence my teammates and go out and make an impact next year. They like me at right tackle or guard, but position doesn't matter to me I just want to win and be great."

A three-year starter at South Lafourche for the Tarpons. Granier, 6-foot-6, 350-pounds, started 29 consecutive high school games at left tackle. He was named All-State honorable mention as a senior for the second straight season.

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