Big recruiting weekend yields bevy of commitments

After its biggest recruiting weekend of the year, Vanderbilt has added at least four new names to its commitment list in a 72-hour span, and more names could be forthcoming this week.

After its biggest recruiting weekend of the year, Vanderbilt has added at least four names to its commitment list in a 72-hour span, and more names could be forthcoming this week.

On campus over the weekend were at least ten prospects taking fully paid, official visits. Among the players deciding to cast their lot with head coach Bobby Johnson and the Commodores were:

- Darlron Spead, a 5-11, 175-pound cornerback and running back from Camden County, Ga. A member of the Wildcats' state championship team in 2003, Spead visited officially the week of Dec. 3 and offered a commitment a few days later.

- Ryan Hamilton, a 6-2, 205-pound run-stopping safety from Council Rock North High School in Newtown, Pa. One of over ten official visitors on campus for the weekend, Hamilton had 87 tackles and 5 interceptions his senior year.

- Larry Simmons, a 5-10, 170-pound receiver from L.C. Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. The diminutive pass-catcher with breakaway speed hauled in 54 receptions for 789 yards and 6 touchdowns in his senior season.

- Broderick Stewart, a 6-5, 205-pound defensive end / wide receiver from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga. Stewart, who could play either position at Vandy, had 536 receiving yards his senior season to go with 75 total tackles.

Meanwhile, the Commodores are waiting on a decision from quarterback prospect Jabulani Lovelace. The 6-1, 190-pound signal caller from Tenafly, N.J. visited Vanderbilt over the weekend and is expected to choose this week between the Commodores and Syracuse, his two finalists.

Vanderbilt, expected to sign as many as 21 prospects to football scholarships on National Signing Day, Feb. 4, is now up to 12 verbal commitments.

Safety Ryan Hamilton of Newtown, Pa. gave Vanderbilt a commitment over the weekend. (Scout.com)

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