Commodores land 3 more recruits

Coach Bobby Johnson has secured three more verbal commitments-- from a running back and two defensive backs.

The commitments are coming in fast and furious for Vanderbilt's new head coach Bobby Johnson. The Commodores have reportedly secured commitments from three more high school players for its signing class of 2002, bringing the commitment total up to 15.

Running back Ron Bullock, a 5-foot-10, 215-pound running back from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, reportedly gave his pledge to Vanderbilt coaches on Wednesday. Bullock had previously committed to Rice, but visited Vanderbilt last weekend and subsequently changed his commitment.

Tim Miller, a 6-2, 185-pound defensive back / running back with 4.4 speed from Detroit Country Day High School, also cast his lot with Vanderbilt earlier this week. Miller, who visited Vanderbilt officially the week of Jan. 12, chose the Commodores over offers from Arkansas, Northwestern, Duke, North Carolina State, Central Florida and Boston College.

Miller was at one time listed among Tom Lemming's list of the top 100 prospects in the nation, but is not on Lemming's most recently revised list.

Andrew Pace, a 6-1, 185-pound receiver / defensive back from Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, visited Vandy unofficially last year for the Auburn game, and officially last weekend. He was also being recruited by Furman both before and after Bobby Johnson left for Vanderbilt.

Pace's teammate, receiver Grant Brigham, remains high on the Commodores' list. A decision from Brigham, who is also considering both Vanderbilt and Furman, is expected shortly. Top Stories