Vanderbilt adds another commit

Vanderbilt has added another commitment from a very productive recruiting weekend. <b>Cassen Jackson</b> tells us a little bit about why he chose the Commodores.

Cassen Jackson (pronounced Case-in) is a power back that has had an extremely productive season on the grid-iron. He has been to Vanderbilt unofficially and officially several times this season, and he's now ready to make Nashville his future home.

"I committed to Vanderbilt this weekend," said Cassen. "I just like the general area. It's close to home, and I like the people and the school. They have great academics. I went to the games against Ole Miss and Georgia. It was probably my fourth time there this weekend."

Vanderbilt made a big noise through the country with the re-structuring of their athletic department, actually, with the absorption of  the athletic department by the school. How did this move affect the recruitment of this particular athlete?

"I got to meet with David Williams (Vice Chancellor) on my official visit. I think what they are doing is great. I like how they are trying to bring everything together at Vanderbilt."

Vanderbilt was on Jackson early and often. He another offer from Carson-Newman, and he was receiving heavy interest from Utah, Colorado, and Mississippi State. He has helped lead his Central team to a 7-1 record and a perfect 4-0 region mark with 1,101 yards rushing on 115 carries and 14 touchdowns. When asked what kind of style best described him, Jackson was quick to answer:


"Some people say I look a little like Eddie George, because we are both tall."

Commodore fans are hoping that Jackson has the same success in college that George has had at the high school and college level.

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