Top 20 Education attracted Caleb Peart

Caleb Peart of Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) High School, signed with Vanderbilt University on Wednesday. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Peart.

Caleb Peart Profile

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end/outside linebacker committed to Derek Mason on July 9th, 2014, after receiving the offer at a Commodore football summer camp.

"I think that it helps that I'm from Arizona in regards to (Vanderbilt) recruiting. Instead of getting players just from one region, they're drawing in players from all over the country. Coach Mason, I feel, is doing a terrific job with the program. He's leading it in the right direction. My main reason for committing to Vandy is the education. A lot of other schools had good things to offer, but not a top 20 world-class education. That's what kept sticking out to me with Vanderbilt."

Caleb Peart had an impressive offer list which included Arizona, ASU, Boise State, Cal, Indiana, Nevada, Northwestern, Utah, and Yale.

"With football, I really liked the intensity and the fire the coaches displayed when I was at camp. They like me at either outside or inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. I feel like that's a good fit with my versatility. I believe Vanderbilt's just a great fit for me overall from a football standpoint as well as an academic standpoint."

As a senior Peart was named first team All-State by's Jason Jewell. He also played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on January 4th, 2015 at the Santa Ana Stadium. Caleb is the son of Jacqueline and Carl Peart, and has a sister, Keturah. Top Stories