Vanderbilt leads for Jacksonville star lineman

The Vanderbilt coaching staff continues to be in the mix for highly regarded football prospects. Sunday Jacksonville, Fla. (Bartram Trail HS) lineman Zackery Handerson announced that Vanderbilt leads over offers from several SEC and ACC schools.

Zackery Handerson is a player that's been making the rounds to camps across the south so far this summer. His latest destination landed him in Athens, GA when he attended Georgia's senior camp. How did it go?

"I did really well. Coach Callaway said that he was really interested and he just wanted to keep watching me. Coach Smart is my area coach and he just wanted me to hold on and that they would probably offer me eventually," Zackery Handerson said.

Who was the best player he faced on the weekend?

"Deantwan Stewart was probably the best I went up against. He was just really quick off the ball."

What stood out most about the visit?

"The fact that they took me to their academic center was really intriguing. No one has ever done that. I was just really impressed by that. They have everything wireless and they have big oversized chairs for football players. They just have everything you need to graduate."

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Which schools currently comprise his list?

"To tell you the truth I have Vanderbilt number 1, North Carolina number 2, Florida number 3 and Georgia number 4."

Why do the Commodores have the lead?

"They are incredibly academically sound and they aren't going to leave any player behind. They stand by their guys. I went to camp there and I really enjoyed myself."

Zackery is debating one more camp this summer.

"I'm supposed to go to North Carolina next weekend but I had some family over in Alabama involved in the hurricane so I don't know yet. I need to make sure they are ok before I do anything."

Zackery Handerson (6-7, 248) Bartram Trail high school, Jacksonville, Fla.

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