Sparks announced his commitment by tweeting, "After prayer and discussion with my family, I've decided to officially drop my anchor at Vanderbilt University!"
Sparks exploded on the recruiting scene with his outstanding performance at the New Orleans Regional Opening in April.
According to Scout.com's Chad Simmons, Sparks has "good size at close to 6-feet tall and he showed very good feet and transition into coverage. Expect him to become a much bigger, more recognizable name on the recruiting trail this spring."
Sparks also tested well in New Orleans with a 3.95 pro shuttle run time which was one of the best of all the Opening Regional times. According to Bringitonsports.com, a time of 3.9 to 4.0 seconds is an elite score in the event, which measures a player's overall quickness.
Sparks also had the best vertical leap of all the New Orleans Opening prospects at 42.3 inches.
In short, Sparks has the tools to be a solid SEC defensive back.
Since April Sparks as gained 12 offers including from the likes of Colorado State, SMU, Tulane, Louisiana Tech and others. Sparks is a player who will undoubtedly will continue to gain offers as he enters his senior season. Look for him to remain solid with Vandy, however, because his family value strong academics and realize Vanderbilt's prestigious standing among universities.
Vanderbilt now his nine known commitments for the 2017 recruiting crop.