Sam Dobbs discusses decision caught up with Sam Dobbs, the latest of Coach Mason's Commodore commitments for the Class of 2015. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound wide receiver/tight end prospect out of Landmark Christian School in Fairburn, Ga., committed to the Vanderbilt coaching staff while on campus on Wednesday, June 19th.

"Yesterday I went up [to Vanderbilt] for an unofficial visit," Dobbs said. "At 1:30, I took the campus tour which ended up at the athletic building where I started talking with Coach Dorrell and Coach Gdowski. Then I lined myself up with a meeting with Coach Mason, the head coach. I had not intended to commit then. My plan was to wait until the end of June to decide. When I was in Coach Mason's office listening to him speak, I knew Vanderbilt was the right fit for me. It was just Coach Mason, my mom and dad, and myself in his office. We talked for around 20 minutes. Then I told him, after talking with the coaches that day, I knew that I was ready to commit.

"Vanderbilt was just the perfect fit for me in terms of location, having a great education to offer, and the right offense. I'm also an avid musician. I play the guitar, piano, and drums. When I was at camp last Tuesday, my father and I drove downtown to the Hard Rock Cafe and listened to a good blues/rock band. I'm going to enjoy being in what's known as the 'Music City'.

"I was going to a lot of camps last week. I was on my way home from one when I Coach Gdowski told me to call him, that he had some good news for me. They like me as a bit of a hybrid receiver and tight end. With my strength and size they think I'll be able to create mismatches with the linebackers and the defensive backs. They can line me up attached to the line, split me out at receiver, or put me in the slot. They think, since I'm so big, I'll be able to push the linebackers around on run plays but also be able to run quick routes. They also like my ability to catch the ball, really my ball skills in general, and my athleticism."

Dobbs has SEC roots. His father, John, played defensive back at Auburn on some of the Bo Jackson teams of the mid-80's. His mother and older sister also attended Auburn University. Dobbs has been a standout at Landmark Christian School. Last season he made 63 catches and seven touchdowns and was named first team All-Region.

"It feels wonderful to be committed and know where I'm going to attend college," he added. "Now I'm going to focus on my senior season and helping us win state. We have a deep, talented team this year and I'm hoping to be a positive influence to my teammates as we try to win a championship together."

Dobbs says music is his passion outside of football but will likely major in engineering when he gets to Vanderbilt in the fall of '15. Top Stories