Vanderbilt goes West for QB Commitment

Vanderbilt has gone West to pick up a quarterback prospect that has put up some impressive numbers in his two years as a starter. He is going to be transferring to a new school this year before he heads to Vanderbilt as part of the Class of 2005.

Mackenzi Adams is a quarterback prospect from Oklahoma that has put up some staggering numbers on the high school level. He knows where he wants to continue his college career as well.

"He made a commitment to Vanderbilt yesterday," said his Father Jeff Adams. "He transferred to Tulsa Union this Spring after playing for Metro Christian Academy the past two seasons. I've been the Head Coach at Metro Christian the past three years, and Mackenzi has started the past two for me. He threw for 2,700 yards and 32 touchdowns last year as a junior. He also rushed for 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns. He threw for 2,500 yards as a sophomore."

"He's transferring to Tulsa Union for his senior year. They are usually a Top 20 team in the USA Today every year."

Adams camped at Vanderbilt this weekend, and he came away impressed enough that he made a commitment to the Commodores.

"We we weren't really planning on committing when we went to camp," said Coach Adams. "We had some other opportunities on the table, but the coaching staff at Vanderbilt was by far the most impressive group of coaches that we have seen. They are quality Christian men, and they are men of integrity, and we wanted to part of that."

With so many young players on the roster, Vanderbilt is appealing as a team as well.

"They are a team that's ready to turn the corner, and he wants to be part of that. There's no doubt in his mind that we're going to be at a bowl team soon. It's a great school, great academics, and with all of the improvements that they made with their locker room, the field turf, and facilities it was all very impressive."

As his coach for the past two seasons, Adams has had a chance to get a good scouting report on his quarterback. The passing numbers speak for themselves, but Adams can beat you with his feet as well.

"Even that though he's tall, he runs very well. He was timed at 4.62 in the forty at Vanderbilt's camp, and his best time is a 4.57. He had a  4.1 pro agility (20 yard Shuttle)."

Coach Adams is going to be sending me film in the very near future, and I look forward to seeing him and showing clips of him to you. Top Stories