Commodores Land 1st Commitment of 2018 Class

Vanderbilt may be on their bye week but they received some news tonight that will let them relax with positive minds headed into the South Carolina game.

Coffee County (TN) dual threat quarterback Alontae Taylor verbally committed tonight to Vanderbilt University and he couldn’t be more excited about becoming a Commodore.

“I was supposed to wait on my head coach to announce the news but I couldn’t wait any longer. I am so excited to commit to Vanderbilt and it’s something I have been wanting to do for more than 24 hours,” said Taylor.

The 2018 star has been in contact with another Dores commit and after hearing what Sevier County quarterback Deuce Wallace had to say about the program, Taylor was sold on Vanderbilt.

“Ever since Friday Night Lights at Vanderbilt, I have been extremely high on them. It felt like family when I was on campus. After talking with Deuce over the past several days, I was ready to commit to Vandy. He is a great guy and I am excited to commit to a great place,” he said.

Taylor is considered one of the top overall prospects not only in the state of Tennessee but the entire country as well.

He is a dual threat quarterback and cornerback for his high school team but translates to many other positions as well. The Manchester native could easily play receiver, cornerback, safety or even running back on the collegiate level.

It doesn’t matter what position Taylor plays for Vanderbilt, he just wants to be a part of the team.

“I don’t care what position Coach Mason wants me to play. Whatever I can do for the team, I am more than willing to do,” Taylor said.

In three weeks, Taylor will finally make it back to campus as he is set to be in Nashville for the Commodores home game versus Missouri.

Taylor’s commitment gives Vanderbilt its first commit of the 2018 class and a possible cornerstone for that class overall.

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