Vanderbilt was one of the first schools to target and offer Hazelwood Central (MO) wide receiver Dallas Craddieth and all that work is paying off as the 3-star recruit named the Commodores among his top twelve schools.
The Commodores join Kentucky, Missouri and Ole Miss as the four SEC schools to make the final twelve for Craddieth. Vanderbilt has the 3-star recruit as one their top targets at receiver and the staff has hosted Craddieth on campus this off-season on an unofficial visit.
Standing 6'1 180 plus pounds, Craddieth is a silky smooth wideout who brings athleticism, size and open field game breaking abilities to the table. The Show Me State native has room in his body to grow but already prides himself with his work ethic and willingness to get better. He is also a solid route runner and willing blocker and both of those traits are big when it comes to playing receiver on the college level.
More schools could get involved as the process goes along but Craddieth appears focused on his final twelve with the intentions of narrowing things down again before the start of his senior season.
Look for Craddieth to take a few more visits over the summer and even possibly establish stronger relationships with some of the coaching staffs that made their way onto his final list of schools.
Vanderbilt has positioned themselves well throughout their recruitment of Craddieth to become a contender but can they stay in the rat race for one of the top Midwest offensive prospects in the country.