Reports: Grant Brigham to be a Commodore

VandyMania sources are reporting that one of the top receiver prospects in the South committed to Vanderbilt Monday. Grant Brigham, a 6-0, 170 pound wide receiver from Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama is reportedly planning to accept a scholarship to play for Bobby Johnson at Vandy.

Brigham comes in with an excellent speed at 4.45 in the 40 yard dash.  During the 2001 season Brigham caught 55 passes for 838 yards and 10 touchdowns.  He also rushed for 223 yards in 26 carries for 11 scores.

Brigham was down to deciding between Vandy and Furman.  Vandy had recruited Brigham hard while Woody Widenhofer was still head coach and that carried over when Bobby Johnson became the new head coach.  Grant was a highly sought after prospect. In addition to Vandy and Furman; LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech all offered Brigham scholarships. 

Jamie Newberg says of Brigham, "One can't help but think of the infamous Buddy Ryan quote referring to Chris Carter when looking at Brigham's stats, 'All he does is catch touchdown passes.' In Brigham's case, all he does is score touchdowns."

Earlier this season Grant told was quoted by Jamie Newberg as saying, "Of the three games I've gone to, Vanderbilt sticks out the most. They may not have the football reputation of Alabama and Auburn, but they played both of those teams within three points. It seems like they are right there on the edge and something always happens to knock them back. They seem to be only one or two players away, and I think they are on the verge of breaking through."

Brigham will join Mountain Brook High School teammate Andrew Pace at Vandy.  Brigham's commitment would bring to 18 the total number of commitments to Vanderbilt.  Vandy reportedly has four remaining football scholarships to award.

Brad Anderson, 6-1,  230, FB, Ijamsville, MD 
Chris Booker, 6-4, 225, LB, Brandon, MS 
Steven Brent , 6-4 , 270, OL, Georgetown, TX
Grant Brigham, 6-0, 170, WR, Birmingham, AL
Steven Bright, 6-4, 208, QB, Greer, SC 
Ray Brown, 6-3, 275,  DL, Jackson, NJ 
Ron Bullock, 5-10, 215, RB, New Orleans, LA 
Erik Davis, 6-2, 185, WR, Nashville, TN 
Adam Dossett, 6-4, 260, OL, Summit, Miss 
Kwane Doster, 5-11, 175, RB, Tampa, FL 
Richard Freeman, 6-5, 230, DE, Brentwood, TN
Herdley Harrison, 6-1, 205, DE, Marietta, GA 
Greg Johnson, 6-2, 185, P, Lilburn, GA 
Patrick Johnson, 5-10, 170, K, Athens, AL 
Kevin Joyce, 6-3, 205, LB, Orlando, FL 
Tim Miller, 6-1, 185, DB, Detroit, MI 
Andrew Pace, 6-1 , 185, DB, Birmingham, AL 
Brett Tobin, 6-6, 275, OL, Green Bay, WI

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