Bright chose Vanderbilt over offers from South Carolina and Furman, and received attention from Auburn, Clemson, Michigan and Virginia Tech. He becomes the Commodores' seventh public commitment. Bright, who was recruited by Coach Johnson while Johnson was still at Furman, visited Vanderbilt on an official visit last weekend.
In his high school career at Riverside High, Bright was a legitimate running/passing threat with 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash. In his senior year he passed for over 1500 yards and rushed for over 900 yards. He suffered a broken leg in the post-season playoffs, but should be fully recovered by spring.
In his junior year he accounted for 3,200 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns running and throwing. In the fall he was rated by one service the number two prospect in South Carolina, and national recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of ESPN.com rates Bright the No. 24 quarterback prospect in the nation.
Verbal commitments are non-binding. Signing day is February 6.