The 6-foot-5, 292-pound offensive tackle committed to the Vanderbilt coaches on June 15, 2014, after receiving the offer at a Commodore football summer camp.
"After taking the visit and having the full campus tour, I knew [Vanderbilt] was where I needed to be. The chance at a top-notch education and to play in the best football conference in the nation was absolutely all I wanted in a college."
Arkansas State, Georgia State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, MTSU, Nevada, North Texas, San Diego State, Southern Miss, Tulsa, Utah State, and Yale were the other schools to offer Pfeifer prior to his commitment to Vanderbilt.
"The staff told me they were most impressed with my versatility and mobility. They said they definitely think that I can play tackle in the SEC, that's a given, but I also have the ability to play inside at guard or center. I spent a lot of time at the cookout [at camp] with the offensive line coach, the offensive coordinator, the head coach, and many of the players and loved speaking to those guys. We're from Arkansas, about 20 minutes from the University of Arkansas, but my mother and I both agreed Vandy was the place for me."
Ean Pfeifer, a three-year starter and two-time state champion, was named first team All-Conference (Arkansas Class 7A- West) for the second straight season at offensive tackle for Bentonville. He was credited with with 50 knockdown blocks on the 2014 season. He was named the recipient of the Willie Roaf Award as Arkansas' top high school offensive lineman. He is the son of Carla Burns and Tom Pfeifer.