Vanderbilt added a big offensive piece to their 2018 recruiting class tonight when West Forsyth (Ga) tight end Ben Bresnahan committed to the Commodores.
Bresnahan becomes the 5th commitment in the 2018 class for the Dores and the fourth offensive player added to the fold. His commitment gives Vanderbilt a dual threat tight end who is equal in both blocking and receiving.
The Vanderbilt staff targeted Bresnahan early on in the process as a needed recruit and today while on his visit to campus, the 3-star tight end felt like it was the right time to commit and he couldn't be more excited about playing his college ball in Nashville.
"I am 100% committed to Vanderbilt and I am so excited about playing for Coach Mason," he said. "It just felt today when I committed on my visit. I feel so comfortable there and I believe it's the best fit for me."
The fit with Vanderbilt is exact as Bresnahan does a great job blocking in the run game and is an ever improving receiver. The Commodores like to run a dual tight end set along with guys who excel in both area's and the Peach State recruit fits that exact style.
"The staff thinks I can come in immediately and compete for playing time while also being a perfect fit for their offense," said Bresnahan. "I like the fit too. I think my skills fit inside their offense and the education is actually what I'm looking for."
Another big reason for the Commodores pursuit of Bresnahan was his status as a student athlete.
The Georgia 3-star is a high academic kid who was looking for a top notch education along with being able to play on the biggest stage possible in college. He saw Vanderbilt as the perfect fit for that and doesn't think he could of found a better option.
"Vanderbilt is absolutely the best combination of education and athletics that you can find. They are a rising football program in the SEC, which is the best conference in the country and not many schools have a better education than Vanderbilt. It's honestly a no-brainer for me as Vanderbilt offered the best opportunity for me personally to achieve my goals in college," he said.
Bresnahan ranks as the 47th overall tight end in the country by Scout and the 3rd ranked overall in the state of Georgia.
Look for Bresnahan to make his way back to Nashville on multiple occasions over the next several months and even jump on trail working with the rest of the Vanderbilt commitments, trying to add more players to the mix.