Presenting: The 2005 Vanderbilt recruiting class

National signing day has come and gone, and all 24 of Vanderbilt's expected signees faxed in their letters-of-intent. Here's the complete list. Click on a player's name below to access his profile, which includes in-depth scouting reports, additional photos, and film on individual players.


Vanderbilt Commits
Photo Name Pos. HT/WT High School/
City, State
Remarks Signed?
Mackenzi Adams
QB 6-3, 195 Union HS
Tulsa, OK
#55 rated QB nationally.
Earl Bennett
WR, S 6-1, 200 West End HS
Birmingham, AL
No. 18 prospect in Alabama.
Jake Bradford
TE 6-7, 240 Glynn Academy
Brunswick, GA
Kicked and punted too.
Brandon Bryant
LB 6-1, 220 St. Xavier HS
Cincinnati, OH
Had 14 sacks as a senior.
Joel Caldwell
S 6-1, 175 Hoover HS
Hoover, AL
Brother of VU's Jason Caldwell.
Duran Coger
RB 5-11, 180 Deshler HS
Tuscumbia, AL
1400 yards rushing and 26 touchdowns as a senior.
Ryan Custer
DT, OL 6-3, 305 Troy HS
Troy, OH
Chose Vandy over West Virginia, Navy and Columbia.
Derrius Dowell
DE 6-3, 240 Douglass HS
Atlanta, GA
7 sacks and 80 tackles as a senior.
Daniel Dufrene
CB, RB 5-11, 180 Stranahan HS
Fort Lauderdale, FL
4.3 speed. Chose Vandy over Minnesota, Iowa State and Kansas State.
Drew Gardner
OL 6-7, 305 Hoxie HS
Hoxie, AR
Strong with good quickness.
Bryant Hahnfeldt
K 5-10, 180 Montgomery Bell Academy
Nashville, TN
Made 17-of-23 field goals as a senior.
Ryan Hamilton
S 6-2, 200 Council Rock SHS
Newtown, PA
Hard hitter who garnered All-State honors.
Jared Hawkins
RB 5-10, 180 Klein HS
Klein, TX
2,100 rushing last two seasons.
Eric Hensley
OL 6-6, 290 Clinton HS
Clinton, TN
Massive lineman could compete for Justin Geisinger's spot.
Chris Johnson
LB 6-2, 215 Oak Mountain HS
Birmingham, AL
4.0 grade point average.
Quavian Lewis
DE, LB 6-4, 200 Charles Henderson HS
Troy, AL
Good quickness and nice frame.
Larry Simmons
WR 5-10, 170 Anderson HS
Austin, TX
54 receptions as a senior.
Darlron Spead
CB, HB 5-11, 175 Camden County HS
Kingsland, GA
Georgia Hot 100 selection.
Broderick Stewart
TE 6-5, 205 Riverside Military Academy
Gainesville, GA
Good speed and excellent hands.
Steven Stone
DE, TE 6-6, 230 Conway HS
Conway, AR
All-State. Had 87 tackles.
Bradley Vierling
OL, DT 6-4, 285 Central Bucks Hs-East
Doylestown, PA
Selected to All-State team.
Alex Washington
WR 5-9, 172 Stephenson HS
Stone Mountain, GA
Has 4.4 speed.
Justin Wheeler
WR, S 6-2, 180 North Augusta HS
North Augusta, SC
Good speed and size. Picked VU over Duke.
Thomas Welch
TE, QB 6-7, 235 Brentwood HS
Brentwood, TN
2 way player at TE and DE as a senior.

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