Presenting the 2004 Vanderbilt recruiting class

Here's the complete lowdown on the 2004 Vanderbilt recruiting class. Included are photos, statistics, signing status, and links to articles with much more information on the 2004 signees.

Posted: Feb 4, 2004

Presenting the Vanderbilt University 2004 Recruiting Class

2004 Signing Day Roll Call

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Class of 2004
(School) Hometown

Allen,Brad ( TE8 Brad Allen
(Venice Senior HS) 
Venice, FL
6-4/230/4.9 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES: Allen put the Commodores at the top of his list after his official visit because of the blend of academics and athletics, and they never left that spot.

Allen,Josh ( CBNR Josh Allen
(Roswell HS) 
Roswell, GA
5-9/178/4.50 Report AvailableSigned LOI
NOTES:  Allen played just about everywhere for Roswell including CB, WR, & RB; should be a corner in college. Joins former teammate and Roswell graduate Merritt Kirchoffer at Vandy. Also stars in basketball for the Hornets.

Anderson,Bryant ( WR98 Bryant Anderson
(Centennial HS) 
Roswell, GA
6-4/200/- Report AvailableSigned LOI
NOTES: An explosive wide receiver with great size. A childhood friend of fellow signee Josh Allen. Son of Ray Anderson, the former NFL agent and current executive vice president of the Atlanta Falcons.

Bradley,Demarcus ( DTNR Demarcus Bradley
(Springfield HS) 
Springfield, TN
6-2/263/- Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES: "He's a very strong, very athletic player. He finished second in the state in the shot-put," said Springfield coach Jon Offutt. "Our quarterback got hurt in the first game, and Bradley is such a good athlete that he played quarterback for us and ran the option in one game."

Carter,David (Fork Union Military Academy) DL/QBJC David Carter
(Fork Union Military Academy) 
Fork Union, VA
6-5/245/4.7 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES: Originally a quarterback out of high school in Waynesboro, Pa., Carter played mostly defensive end and tight end for the postgraduate team at Fork Union in 2003. Tremendously strong, has thrown a shot-put 58 feet.

Divens,Lamar ( DTNR Lamar Divens
(Lincoln County HS) 
Fayetteville, TN
6-4/280/5.1 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES: Earned All-State and Mr. Football honors for his work as an offensive and defensive tackle at Lincoln County. Had committed to Ole Miss, but decided to switch to Vandy. "I see a chance to help turn things around there," he says.

Fagan,Jared (Washington Post) CBNR Jared Fagan
(Westlake HS) 
Waldorf, MD
5-10/170/4.4 Report AvailableSigned LOI
NOTES:  The fastest high school athlete in the state of Maryland, his time in the 100-meter dash in the state meet last spring was tops among all classifications. Has run a legitimate 4.38 40-yard dash, and a 10.42 in the 100 meters.

Gales,Jeremy DL/OL83 Jeremy Gales
(Spring Hill HS) 
Columbia, TN
6-5/260 Report AvailableSigned LOI
NOTES: One of seven defensive linemen to commit to Vanderbilt for 2004, Gales received an offer from Vanderbilt after attending the Commodores' Top Prospects camp in June and committed shortly afterwards.

Hall,Gabriel (Fork Union Military Academy) DTJC Gabriel Hall
(Fork Union Military Academy) 
Fork Union, VA
6-3/290 Report AvailableSigned LOI
NOTES:  Described by Fork Union coach John Shuman as a "true nose-technique defensive tackle who clogs up the middle of the defense and takes double-teams well." Originally from Atlantic Shores High School in Virginia Beach, Va.

Holliday,Hamilton ( OL75 Hamilton Holliday
(Walton HS) 
Marietta, GA
6-4/275/5.3 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES:  One of the best offensive line prospects in the entire state of Georgia, "Hambone" led Walton High to an unprecdented 10-0 regular season in 2003. Says his grandfather, a Vandy alumnus, helped convince him to choose Vandy. Represented Walton in the Ga. North-South All-Star Game.

Holmes,Brandon TE/DENR Brandon Holmes
(Garland HS) 
Garland, TX
6-3/255/4.8 Report AvailableSigned LOI
NOTES: "It's his athletic ability that sets him apart," said Garland coach Jeff Jordan. "He can RUN, and he can move around. He was primarily a tight end in our program. Vanderbilt's going to try to work him in as a defensive end, which should be a good fit for him."

Horrocks,Theo ( DLNR Theo Horrocks
(Lincoln County HS) 
Fayetteville, TN
6-3/260/5.0 Report AvailableSigned LOI
NOTES:  Horrocks had 40 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery for 12-1 Lincoln County, a team which had one of the best defenses in the state. Will start out at DE at Vandy, but could also play at his high school position (DT) before he's through.

Jackson,Cassen RBNR Cassen Jackson
(Central HS) 
Knoxville, TN
6-1/210/4.55 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES:  Jackson was honored by the TSSAA as the Mr. Football Award winner as the best back in the state in Class 4A. Rushed for over 1,400 yards in leading the Bobcats to a 10-3 record. Has the size and speed to make an immediate impact.

Jennings,Jeff (Morristown News) LB/RB61 Jeff Jennings
(Jefferson County HS) 
Dandridge, TN
6-0/212/4.60 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES:  The first commitment of the 2004 class, Jennings was a finalist for the Tennessee Mr. Football Award as a back in Class 5A. Has the speed and vision to play tailback and gained over 1,000 yards each of the last two years, but will start out at linebacker for Vandy.

Langford,Reshard ( RB/SNR Reshard Langford
(Tanner HS) 
Tanner, AL
5-11/194/4.50 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES:  A sleeper prospect from a small school, Langford will get a first look at tailback, but could wind up as a safety. Also returned kickoffs and played sparingly as an option QB. Plans to major in Pre-med.

Lee,Daniel ( KNR Daniel Lee
(Park Hill South HS) 
Riverside, MO
6-0/180 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES:  A late addition to the signing class; it was his DVD that wowed the Vanderbilt coaches. "Probably his biggest strength for us was his kickoff abilities," said head coach Ron Litchfield. "He was fairly consistent, with no wind or very little wind behind him, at putting it in the end zone.".

Logan,Zach RB/SNR Zach Logan
(Rivercrest HS) 
Wilson, AR
6-2/230 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES:  Rushed for over 1,000 yards each of the last two years, and his team finished as state runners-up both years. Logan should play fullback at Vanderbilt, and is a likely candidate for a grayshirt.

Nickson,Chris QBNR Chris Nickson
(Pike County HS) 
Brundidge, AL
6-1/190/4.6 Report AvailableSigned LOI
NOTES: Named the state of Alabama's Mr. Football for leading Pike County HS to a 14-1 record and a 3A state championship. A dual-threat QB, Nickson set a new state record with 67 total touchdowns. Has a 4.0 average and is on track to be valedictorian.

Walker,Sean ( WRNR Sean Walker
(Jefferson County HS) 
Louisville, GA
5-11/150/4.41 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES: A true 4.4 40 man, "He can flat-out fly," says high school coach J.B. Arnold. "He's the kind of player that can catch it short and make something happen with it, but he can also run right past you if you try to break short on him." Kicked extra points and did kickoffs for Jefferson County.

Whittington,David ( FB114 David Whittington
(St. Thomas More HS) 
Lafayette, LA
6-2/235/4.70 Report Available Signed LOI
NOTES: A bruiser of a fullback and a perfect fit for Vanderbilt's fullback-oriented offense. Tremendously strong, he qualified for the state in the winter sport of power-lifting. "He's a great blocker, very mobile," says coach Jim Hightower. "He also has very soft hands for catching the ball."


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