Both Daley and Moore were considered high priority targets for the Commodores throughout the process and the coaching staff is nothing but excited to bring these guys in early and get them comfortable in the college atmosphere.
Daley is a 3-star safety who head coach Derek Mason and db's coach Marc Mattioli fell in love with early and pursued him as their top safety prospect. A smart, athletic and violent hitter, Daley provides great skills and leadership to the football field. He is savvy enough to come in early, compete in spring practice and eventually find his way on the field as a true freshman. Tae Daley
His Northside high school team made it to the Class 6A semifinals where they came up short. Daley finished the season with over 70 tackles along with a couple of interceptions. Daley is a strong competitor who will no doubt fit right in with the style of play the secondary displays each Saturday in the SEC.
Moore only recently committed to the Commodores back in October. It was a long recruiting process for Moore but in the end, he made his mind up on Vanderbilt. The 3-star linebacker choose the Dores over offers from Colorado, Kansas St, Minnesota, Missouri and others. His older brother is currently playing linebacker in the SEC at Texas A&M. Dimitri Moore
Vanderbilt targeted Moore early on as a guy who they thought could become a dynamic playmaker from the linebacker position and provide depth during the 2017 season, especially if and when a certain Vanderbilt linebacker decides to go pro.
Moore is still growing into his body and has some pounds to add but his ceiling is exceptionally high. He is very fast to the ball and shows great instincts diagnosing the play. His athleticism and playmaking talents are off the charts but his intelligence about the game and passion to be the best is what pushes him on the field. It might take a little time for Moore to mature with his body but being a part of spring practice will certainly boost his development.
Both defensive prospects might not be ranked very high or have all the blue blood offers but both Daley and Moore fit the Vanderbilt description of a smart, hard working, physical guy that will give everything they got and represent Vanderbilt University in all the best ways.