Brandon Adams discusses commit to Vandy

It might have taken some time for an official offer to come through but Vanderbilt was always the number one school for Brentwood Academy (TN) defensive tackle Brandon Adams.

After attending camp at Vandy several weeks, Brandon Adams received an offer from the Dores last weekend and it didn’t take him long to jump at the chance to make a commitment.

On Monday afternoon, Adams publicly announced his commitment to Vanderbilt and the local 3-star couldn’t be more excited about his opportunity to play football in the SEC but also earn a high quality education.

“I had been in contact with the Vanderbilt coaches for a long time, so when they decided to offer me I was so excited about it and I knew where I wanted to be,” he said. “Vanderbilt is a great choice for me and a place I feel I can not only succeed on the field but in the classroom as well. Playing in the SEC is awesome but also earning one of the best educations in the country is special as well. I don’t think I could of made a better decision.”

It didn’t take long for Adams to jump on the Commodores offer. He spoke things over with his family on Sunday night and knew he was ready to commit to Vanderbilt.

“When Vandy offered it really got me excited cause that’s an offer I really wanted. I talked over everything with my parents on Sunday and then Monday morning I called Coach (Frank) Maile to let him know I was ready to commit. He was excited to hear I was ready to commit and I believe truly in my heart I made the absolute best decision for me,” said Adams.

Vanderbilt’s offer to Adams came to him last Saturday but his performance at the Dores Friday Nights Lights event is made the staff’s opinion of him even stronger.

Adams displayed his strength and potential at nose guard at camp and the Vandy staff envisions him of becoming a force from the interior of their defensive line.

“The Vanderbilt coaches told me that they love me at nose guard and thinks I fit their scheme very well,” he said. “I tried to work hard at their camp to show I am capable of playing in the SEC and I am so happy I was able to prove myself. The Vandy coaches have always been good to me. They told me how they really like my potential at nose guard but also my skills in the classroom. I really think it’s a good fit for me at Vanderbilt and I can’t wait to get started there.”

Before Adams starts his life in college, the 6-foot-1 327 pound tackle has his senior season ahead of him and he has been focusing hard this summer to get in better shape and remain on the field throughout the duration of the game.

“My biggest weakness right now is getting winded too much and not being on the field when my team needs me the most. Don’t get me wrong, I work really hard and I play a lot but I want to be on the field even more. This summer I have been training really hard to get in better shape so I can be there at the end of the game. I also know I need to get better in my conditioning to not only help my team but also prepare myself better for the college game. Football is almost here and I am ready to show everything I have worked on this summer and help lead my team to a state championship.”

Adams pledge to the Commodores gives Vanderbilt 10 verbal commits for the 2016 class.

Vanderbilt will remain active in recruiting for the 2016 class but they will not have to worry about losing Adams to anyone else as the Brentwood native is completely set on becoming a Commodore.

“I have shut down my recruitment with my commitment to Vanderbilt,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if more schools try to recruit me. I am firm with my pledge to Vandy and do not plan to change my mind.”

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