At least 12 of Vanderbilt's 20 football signees for 2004 were present at the Commodores' Black and Gold Scrimmage March 20. Though the event was eventually cancelled by lightning after one offensive possession, the signees had an opportunity to watch up close as the players went through their stretches and individual unit drills. From left are injured current players Marty Morgan (49) and Adam Dossett (79), signees David Carter (obscured by an unidentified person), Hamilton Holliday and Brad Allen.
From left, defensive end signee David Carter (Waynesboro, Pa.), fullback David Whittington (Lafayette, La.), tight end Brad Allen (Venice, Fla.) and offensive lineman Hamilton Holliday (Marietta, Ga.).
Defensive back Josh Allen (left) and receiver Bryant Anderson, both from Roswell, Ga. Though they attended rival high schools, the two signees have been close friends since fifth grade.
Defensive linemen Lamar Divens and Theo Horrocks were teammates at Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, Tenn. Though they made their college decisions independently, they ended up in the same place. The pair was part of a class that included seven defensive linemen.
Quarterback signee Chris Nickson (Brundidge, Ala.) will instantly be the third-string quarterback when he steps on campus in August. Nickson was named Mr. Football as the top player in all classifications in the state of Alabama.
Placekicker Daniel Lee was the last addition to the February signing class. Lee, one of the most highly-rated placekicker prospects in the nation, may also give the punting job a shot when he arrives in August.
Two Midstate signees, both defensive linemen: Jeremy Gales (left, Columbia, Tenn.) and DeMarcus Bradley (Springfield, Tenn.).
David Carter (Waynesboro, Pa.) played tight end, defensive end, and quarterback on the postgraduate team at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, but will be a pass-rushing defensive end at Vanderbilt.
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