The Peddie School in New Jersey has become a favorite of Vanderbilt's, especially after landing a huge commitment today from 3-star center Dan Dawkins.
The East Region's top center prospect and a guy who could roughly be considered the top guy at his position in the country, Dawkins is the Commodores first offensive line commit of the 2018 class and possibly the biggest fish they could land this recruiting period.
Dawkins is a physical specimen at the center position. He is built like a brick wall and can move quite well. Dawkins plays with great physicality along with being highly intelligent. He can make all the calls that you need a center to make and become a great leader along the offensive line.
Vanderbilt spent a lot of time on Dawkins and made him a priority early in the process. The coaching staff worked him on the idea of earning a great education while playing in the best football conference in the nation. Playing in the SEC and receiving a degree from Vanderbilt was too much to pass by but it also helped that his high school teammate and quarterback was headed to Nashville as well.
4-star Allan Walters committed to Vanderbilt last year in December and immediately worked with Dawkins at becoming a Commodore as well. His time and effort paid off as both Peddie School teammates are coming to Nashville and both prospects are huge pieces for the future of Vanderbilt football.
Vanderbilt now has three commitments in the 2018 class. Along with Walters and today's addition of Dawkins, the Commodores also added American Heritage (FL) athlete Miles Jones over the weekend.
This is a great start for Vanderbilt is 2018 with three big pieces added to the offensive side of the ball. The addition of Dawkins is massive in many ways as he could be a linchpin and stalwart on the Commodores offensive line for many years to come.