The final weekend of recruiting is upon us! The Commodores are bringing in their final group of visitors beginning today with a couple of top targets headed to Nashville.
Vanderbilt is still looking to fill their 2017 class and several spots remain. Last weekend, the Commodores hosted their biggest recruiting weekend of the year and came away with one commitment along with the possibility of more coming soon.
DoresDaily will have continued coverage throughout the weekend and bring you all the latest news & notes regarding the happenings on campus.
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Arrival Time: Tagovailoa-Amosa boarded a flight early this morning and will be arriving in Nashville around lunch time.
The Latest: The 4-star defensive lineman is coming off official visits to Navy and Notre Dame this week and finishes his official visit schedule here at Vanderbilt this weekend. Tagovailoa-Amosa has kept quiet about his process but appears in-tune with what is going on. USC and Ga Tech have already received official visits and the Trojans were considered favorites until recently when their class might have filled up. Oregon and Washington have came into the game as major players and could pose a threat to the Commodores. Vanderbilt has a great opportunity this weekend to pull Tagovailoa-Amosa into the fold and add a much needed lineman with the ability to get after the quarterback.
Arrival Time: Afemui is boarding a plane this morning and should be arriving in Nashville late this afternoon
The Latest: Vanderbilt has been seen as the favorite for a while now and this weekend if all goes well, Afemui should be ready to anchor down with the Commodores. Afemui has stated that all he needed to do was see the campus, city and facilities before he made the commitment. Vanderbilt has the lead with Afemui and should have the Hawaiian linebacker added to the class by the end of the weekend.
Arrival Time: George is currently on the road right now and will arrive on campus around 1 pm today
The Latest: Currently committed to Richmond, George received an offer from Vanderbilt earlier this week and the Commodores immediately became the favorite. George is all but ready to commit to Vanderbilt but held off so he could make his pledge this weekend. Vanderbilt is in need of cornerback and George has quickly become the team's top target at that position.
News & Notes
- Punahou (HI) DE Miki Suguturaga officially visited Vanderbilt this last couple of days and by all accounts, the visit went over very well. The 3-star lineman is considering the Dores along with offers from Wash St, Utah and BYU but the kicker with Suguturaga is the fact he will be taking a mormon mission over the next two years. The Polynesian Pipeline that Vanderbilt is working with is growing strong, so the Commodores have a great opportunity to land Suguturaga. The decision is up to him and he is remaining quiet about his choice until he is ready to publicly announce it.
- After officially visiting Vanderbilt the last two days, Cibola (AZ) tight end Mark Walton is headed back out west with the Commodores strong on his mind. I really feel everything comes down to Arizona St and Vanderbilt. The Sun Devils are the home state team but have yet to offer. Walton is officially visiting Arizona St over the weekend and if they offer, they could be hard to beat. I do feel that Vanderbilt made a serious impression on him and the Commodores are very much in the mix to gain his commitment.
- It all but appears that McAdory (AL) CB Willie Langham will stick with commitment to Tulane. He officially visited Vanderbilt last weekend and has remained completely quiet about everything since. There are several Alabama state prospects committed to the Green Wave that Langham has seemed to bond with. Vandy I believe is still after Langham but right now, I feel that he will stay with Tulane.
- Oaks Christian (Ca) linebacker Michael Owusu is officially visiting USC this weekend and the Commodore faithful will have to keep close attention to this situation. Owusu is one of the Commodores top overall targets and Vanderbilt has long been seen as the favorite but a late offer from Trojans has put a wrench into things. Owusu officially visited Vanderbilt last weekend and everything went over very well. The Owusu family has a long history with Coach Mason and even headed into USC this weekend, Vanderbilt is still seen as the favorite. This weekend will be interesting to see what transpires and this situation may not be settled until National Signing Day.
- Vanderbilt could land a commitment from Cedar Hill (Tx) DE Deven Lamp before signing day but that all depends on Tagovailoa-Amosa. Lamp is officially visiting Tulsa this weekend but has the Commodores as his #1. If Tagovailoa-Amosa decides to go elsewhere, Lamp will become the top guy and be given the chance to attend Vanderbilt. He wants to be a Commodore but is playing the game safe. He understands the situation at hand and is ok with it. He will remain patient waiting on the word from the Commodores and should know something by Monday.