Dealing with injuries at Ohio State while also enduring a red-shirt season, wide receiver Alex Stump hasn't had the opportunity to play much football, so his best days on the playing field could be ahead of him.
That's what Vanderbilt is hoping for as the former 4-star recruit announced today on Twitter of his intentions to transfer and continue his football and academic career in Nashville.
Vanderbilt targeted Stump early on because of not only his abilities on the football field but his fit inside the university. The Cleveland native is a strong student inside the classroom, so Vanderbilt University not only fits because of his academic needs but his chance to continue his football career at this highest level possible.
Stump red-shirted as a true freshman and didn't much playing time in 2016. He will have three years of eligibility beginning next season.
This addition of Stump to the receiving corps is a big addition for the Commodores as they will be losing multiple veterans after the 2017 season. C.J. Duncan, Trent Sherfield and Caleb Scott are all seniors and will need to be replaced headed into Spring 2018. Stump will bring a veteran type attitude to the group even though he will only be a sophomore himself. His time at Ohio State gave him the chance to practice and be around other high level football players while continuing learn about himself.
Having Stump along side Kalija Lipscomb, Donaven Tennyson, Jackson Winrow, Chris Pierce and James Bostic will help everyone grow and become a more formidable group. The former Big10 wideout will also have a strong chance to land a starting role by the time he hits the field in the fall of 2018.
Stump is the 2nd Big10 player to transfer to Vanderbilt over the past three months. Former Illinois running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn announced his decision to transfer to Vanderbilt back in January. Both players will be eligible to play next season.