VU gets commit from Texas quarterback/safety

The Vanderbilt staff picked up its 17th commit on Thursday when quarterback/safety Turner Wimberly committed to be a Commodore. Wimberly attended The Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey for a year after graduating from Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.

Turner Wimberly (6-2, 190, 4.5 forty)
Austin, Texas (Westlake High School)
Princeton, N.J. (The Hun School)

Wimberly had an outstanding senior season at Westlake high school in Austin. He earned All-District honors after he completed 72 of 104 passes for 1,118 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also ran 1,027 yards.

After graduating from Westlake in June, Wimberly had interest from Texas A&M, SMU, TCU, Colorado, UCLA, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, Iowa State, Houston and Missouri but without many offers he decided to go to prep school to increase his college options.

"I was offered a chance to go to the Air Force Academy and to go to Rice as a walk-on . . . I decided to got to a prep school and show what I could do," said Wimberly to last summer.

Wemberly is described as a strong player who has the ability to throw the ball long.

"I'd say that I could throw it about 60 yards. Throwing is definitely my biggest strength playing quarterback. Actually, maybe accuracy is my biggest strength," said Wimberly

Bryan Munson, of's Nebraska publication earlier described Wimberly as someone who " has that athleticism that you need to have on the field at every position. He is a 4.5/40 guy who benches twice his weight and squats 350. He also has a 33 inch vertical jump."

Wimberly is also outstanding in the classroom where in high school he sported a 3.4 GPA and a 1420 SAT score.

Wimberly is the 17th player to commit verbally to Vanderbilt for the class of 2006. National signing day is February 1. Click HERE to see a complete list of Vanderbilt commits. Top Stories