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Dores set to host a rising SoCal Defensive Back

The secondary has become a needed area for the Commodores in this class and they have searched out west to bring this defensive back into Nashville for an official visit this weekend.

Time is beginning to become an issue for every college football program around the country. National Signing Day is 16 days away and coaching staffs are roaming the land looking for prospects to add into their classes.

For Vanderbilt, defensive back has become a much needed position in the 2017 class and they have reached out west to bring in a guy who has quickly jumped onto their radar.

Del Norte (Ca) athlete D'Angelo Gunter is a 3-star recruit who the Commodores staff has been evaluating over the last several weeks and now he is set to visit Nashville this weekend for his official visit with Vanderbilt. 

"I have been talking with Coach (Marc) Mattioli over the past few weeks and it has been great learning more about Vanderbilt through them," he said. "We have scheduled for me to come in this weekend for my official visit and I am excited to see the campus, see the city and simply learn more about Vanderbilt University."

Gunter is a 6'1 175 lb prospect who played wide receiver and cornerback in high school. He has the size, length and overall athleticism that Vanderbilt wants at corner and that is what the Commodores are recruiting him for. 

The academics as well as playing in the SEC is what entices Gunter about the Commodores and he gets the feeling that he might get blown away by his visit to Nashville this weekend. 

"I have to say that I am very excited about being there this weekend. I have never been to Nashville and I have never been on the campus of an SEC school. Big time football is played in the SEC and the fact that an SEC school is highly interested in me, makes me excited. Academics are also very important to me and I know Vanderbilt is one of the best school's in the country to attend. This weekend should be fun and I am really looking forward to it."

While Gunter is expected to visit Vanderbilt this weekend, he is also set to see New Mexico the following week. He has already taking an official visit to BYU and after he see's the Lobos, the SoCal athlete should be ready to make his decision.

"I am mainly looking at BYU, New Mexico and Vanderbilt," Gunter said. "Vanderbilt has yet to offer me but I am hopeful to have one this weekend. I am seeing New Mexico the following weekend. I am not ready to make a commitment because I want to see all my options before I decide. BYU is still in the picture for me as well. I just want to make sure I am at peace with my decision and if that means checking everything out before I choose a place, that is what I will do."

Vanderbilt wants to add one or two more secondary prospects to the class and Gunter is quickly moving up the charts to land one of those spots. 


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