After the 3-win 2014 season Vanderbilt brought in Andy Ludwig, who designed the prolific Wisconsin rushing attack, to turn around the Commodore offense. Now that the Commodores have an innovative offensive coordinator could running back Kameron Pickett be the back of the future for the Vandy offense? Last season the 5-foot-10, 210 pound Pickett ran for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. North Gwinnett's offense averaged 43 points per game. Pickett also can catch the ball as he made three scoring receptions.
You must be a strong student to play at Vanderbilt and Pickett is strong in that area too. He has a 3.0 GPA and scored a solid 24 on the ACT.
Pickett says that Vanderbilt is definitely a school he'd consider committing to if offered. He, like many others, believes the combination of academics while having the opportunity to play in the SEC make it special.
Pickett, who was named All-Region after his junior season and six times was named to the Offensive Honor Roll, says he grew up following Alabama because his family lived in the Hoover area before moving to Georgia about five years ago. He says the schools recruiting him the hardest are Miami (Ohio) and Marshall, both of those have offered him. Pickett also thinks he'll get an offer from Vanderbilt. Running back Coach Charles Bankins told Pickett that he just needs to see Pickett in person. Pickett says that Bankins will come down to watch a North Gwinnett spring practice session, then Pickett will attend a Vandy football camp in June. Other schools that have offered Pickett include Army, Navy, Air Force, Buffalo, Elon, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Kennesaw State and Southern Miss.
Pickett says he has no favorites, only that all the schools that have offered him are his favorites. Pickett is not sure when he'll commit but says he would like to do it before his senior season starts.
Pickett is on a roll as far as offers. Look for him to add some more of those before his senior season takes off.