The city of Nashville is beginning produce more and more Division 1 Power 5 Conference prospects and Ensworth senior Rodney Owens is one of the top players coming out of the Music City for the 2017 class. He has been committed to the University of Louisville since June 2nd and remained solid with the Cardinals ever since. Owens hasn't paid a lot of attention to recruiting since his commitment except for keeping his ears open to the SEC program residing in his home city. http://www.scout.com/player/206925-rodney-owens
Vanderbilt was one of the 1st schools to offer Owens and has remained recruiting him throughout his senior year. Coach Mason and his staff saw special talents in Owens and still do as they would love to flip the local star and convince him to play his college ball here in his hometown.
"I have been talking to the coaches at Vanderbilt for some time now and I really like what they are building over there," said Owens, "This process really started several weeks ago when I was there for their game against Ole Miss. I am mainly just looking at Louisville and Vanderbilt but yea I am taking a stronger look into Vandy and weighing my options all together."
Owens is a 3-star safety that has the talents on and off the field to play football in the SEC and compete inside the classroom at Vanderbilt University. Those two points are big reasons why Owens is set to officially visit Vanderbilt in late January.
"I am officially visiting Louisville on January 14th and Vanderbilt on the 20th, "he said.
The hometown Commodores made an impression on Owens with the big wins and strong performances against Ole Miss and Tennessee. The late season surge and improvement of the team overall has put Vanderbilt squarely into position to flip the local defensive back.
"Those two wins against Ole Miss and Tennessee were huge. Vanderbilt has really caught my attention and I can definitely see the improvement in the team. Coach Mason has done a good job with them,"
Owens is a busy guy. Along with dealing with the holiday season, Owens will be traveling to Atlanta the day after Christmas to compete in the Offense-Defense (OD) All American Game. He is also playing for the Ensworth basketball team and in the spring will be running track.
Vanderbilt sits at 13 commitments right now for the 2017 class and would like to add one more safety prospect to the fold. Owens appears to be the target.