Mid-state tight end listening to Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt is uncovering rocks this late in process searching for talented prospects to add to the 2017 class. Tight end has not been a position of need but a certain local tight end could be too talented to pass up.

Blackman (TN) tight end Joeseph Sewell added an offer from Vanderbilt way back in 2016 but nothing ever went anywhere due to the Commodores not needing a tight end in this year's class. Well things could be changing as the Dores have taken sudden serious interest in the local product. 

"I have been talking to Vanderbilt off and on throughout the past year but recently they have been in more contact, telling me that they are very interested but want to make sure the numbers will work out to add a tight end in this class," said Sewell.

At the beginning of the recruiting process, Vanderbilt was looking to bring in a small class in 2017 but roster spots have opened and the staff is evaluating certain guys to see if they want to add them or not. 

Sewell is at the top of their list. The Blackman senior is a versatile tight end that has the physicality to be a strong run blocker but also displays soft, dependable hands. Vanderbilt isn't the only SEC school to take notice either.

Besides the Commodores interest, Sewell is also considering options from LSU and Tennessee. 

"The main three schools I am looking at right now is Vanderbilt, LSU and Tennessee. Both LSU and Vanderbilt are full rides but Tennessee wants me as a preferred walk-on and that could change if something happens."

Sewell has remained patient in his process searching for the best option. Waiting this late has seemed to work out for him as he has three Southeastern Conference programs after him. 

A decision will have to be made soon though as national signing day is creeping upon us. Official visits could take place in the next several weeks but Sewell admits that he must decide which direction he wants to go with his recruitment.

"I don't have a leader right now and I honestly don't know what I am doing overall," Sewell admits. "I am honestly waiting to hear back from the coaching staffs recruiting me and if a few schools have a spot for me or not. Once I know what they decide, I will know what I am going to do. I will say I am very blessed and excited about these possible opportunities, so I definitely want to make the right and best decision for me."


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