Vandy Pushing East

When looking at the commitment list of players participating in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, leading the colleges with commitments are North Carolina (8) and Clemson (3). However, the team third on the list appears to be ready to make in-roads in the state of South Carolina. With three players committed, Vanderbilt is pushing into the state of South Carolina hard.

Matt Quinn, a wide receiver from powerhouse Byrnes, Steven Goulet, another wide receiver from Dutch Fork, and D.J. Moore, a versatile running back on the South Carolina squad from Broome are all committed to the Commodores. Including Moore's teammate Teriall Brannon, four of sixteen commitments are from the Palmetto State and all three will see the field at the same time on Saturday.

"The Vandy guys are out there in trips, and it is kind of a coincidence, but we like it," said Matt Quinn.

Steven Goulet
While the Sandlapper coaches do not call the formation "Vandy" or "Commodore", Goulet loves playing on the same field with his future teammates, though he says Vandy is not done in South Carolina just yet.

"The three of us, and I think they are looking at (Nick) Prochak. I might work on him a little later on in the week," Goulet said.

Unfortunately, this Saturday may be the last time all three see the field together as Moore, a star running back and wide receiver for Broome and the South Carolina squad, makes his way over to defense beginning next year.

"They want me to play cornerback, but I will probably play kick returner. Out here I am just playing wide receiver, but I am ready for the move."

All three Shrine Bowl players will make the trip to Vanderbilt on January 13 for their official visits. Top Stories