The Commodores extended an offer today to a JuCo lineman who is fully qualified and able to sign for the 2017 class.
Saige Young is a 6'4 320 pound offensive guard that has the ability to sign in the spring, so he can be eligible to play in the fall. Vanderbilt became his first Southeastern Conference offer and he is excited about it, especially after getting the word from the head man himself.
"Coach Mason called me today and told me that he wanted to officially offer me and that is awesome that the head coach wanted to tell me himself," Young said. "He told me how much he loved my film, how athletic I was and how much of a nasty blocker I was. He got me excited when he described myself. He also talked to my head coach and Coach Mason was sold on me by talking to him. I am very excited about this offer and it being my 1st one from the SEC."
Young is big, physical interior lineman originally from Versailles, Kentucky, that Vanderbilt has targeted as someone who could come right in and not only provide depth but also contend for a starting job.
The Commodores may have to wait on Young as he has intentions to take visits in the near future with the intention of signing sometime in the spring.
"The recruiting process is crazy but a fun thing to go through. I honestly had no idea I was going to receive this offer from Vanderbilt. It kind of came out of nowhere but it definitely excites me. I am wanting to sign in the spring but I will take some visits before I make my final decision. I have three years left to play, so if I am getting offers like this, I want to make sure about things so I can be set to play in the fall," he said.
Besides his latest offer from Vanderbilt, Young previously added offers from Central Michigan, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Fla Atlantic, Georgia St, Iowa St, Troy and UTEP.