Vanderbilt signee quotes

VandyMania talked with 11 of the school's 26 signees on National Signing Day. They expressed excitement and exhilaration, as well as relief that the whole process was complete.


Greg Billinger
OL/DT 6-3, 255 Parkview HS
Lilburn, Ga.
"I visited Vanderbilt and saw all they had to offer, and just thought for me personally it was a better move. They had a lot that I was into [academically] and they knew I would excel at it."

Chris Bush
OL 6-5, 280 Rogers HS
Puyallup, Wash.
"I'm real excited. Probably one of the biggest factors was the coaches and it's SEC football."

Drew Brenk
OL 6-3, 280 Needville HS
Needville, Texas
"It feels great. Now that I'm signed I can really show people that I can be an SEC player," said Brenk. Asked who is saying that he can't be an SEC player?, Brenk replied, "You know, people have never heard of me and not too many schools were recruiting me."

Nathan Campbell
LB 6-2, 211 Hazen HS
Hazen, Ark.
"It felt good to sign. It was a relief."

Steven Goulet
WR 6-1, 178 Dutch Fork HS
Irmo, S.C.
"It went good. It feels really good because I don't have to really worry anymore about the recruiting stuff. I'm kind of glad too!"

Kikko Logan
LB 6-3, 200 Elba HS
Elba, Ala.
"It's a wonderful feeling. I can't even put it in words because I'm going to be playing in the best conference in football; the toughest competition day in and day out on my team and against other teams. I just ready to get there and get in the program and help them win."

Gaston Miller
RB 5-5, 152 Riverdale HS
Murfreesboro, Tenn.
"I'm ready to go and see how I fit in over there. It's good to know that it is finalized."

Austin Newton
DE 6-4, 205 Union Grove HS
McDonough, Ga.
"There were four of us signing today, with different schools. Everyone got lots of attention. Some people from the news were there. Recruiting wasn't very stressful for me at all. When Vanderbilt came up here looking at me, and then I saw that they beat Tennessee, I knew that's where I wanted to go."

Matt Quinn
WR 6-6, 195 James F Byrnes HS
Duncan, S.C.
"It feels good to have it done and official."

Adam Smotherman
OL 6-4, 260 Smyrna HS
Smyrna, Tenn.
"It's awesome. I'm happy to be a Commodore."

Alan Strong
CB 5-8, 150 Douglass HS
Atlanta, Ga.
"It feels great. I'm ready to go there as a freshman and start."

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