Transfers have become a major part of the recruiting scene these days and Vanderbilt is looking to join the trend. Over the weekend, the Commodores brought in a pair of Big 10 players who have interest in the Vanderbilt football program.
Former Ohio State wide receiver Alex Stump was one of those guys. He took a visit this past weekend to Vanderbilt as the Commodores have interest in the former high school 4-star prospect.
Hailing from the Cleveland area, Stump recently finished his red-shirt freshman season and has three years of eligibility remaining. Stump was buried on the depth chart this season after sitting out his true freshman year and coming into Columbus as a highly recruited player.
Coming out of St. Edward high school, Scout rated Stump as a 4-star prospect and the #1 receiver from the state of Ohio. Stump eventually choose the Buckeyes over offers from Penn St, Michigan St, Northwestern and many others.
Vanderbilt is interested in bringing in players who can not only provide depth but also contribute on a consistent basis. Wide receiver is actually one of the deeper positions on the Commodores roster next season but the majority of that depth are seniors or upperclassmen.
Stump is a big target at 6'3 210 lbs and someone who offers great hands, toughness and the ability to go get the ball at it's highest point. Vanderbilt had interest in the Ohio native out of high school due to Stump's dedication in the classroom. An honors student at St. Edward, Stump seriously considered offers from Harvard and Yale before eventually deciding on the Buckeyes.
If playing in the Southeastern Conference and earning a high quality education at Vanderbilt is important to Stump, the Commodores could become a serious player at landing a former high school 4-star recruit.