Chris Marve: I consider my hitting ability as one of my greatest strengths. I can hit people. All my coaches, since I've been playing say that I'm a great hitter. Coach Belin of the Vanderbilt staff said the same thing. I can read well and have good football instincts.
VM: When did you visit Vanderbilt and how did the visit go?
CR: In the 9th grade was the first time I had ever been to Vanderbilt. My high school basketball team was in the state tournament. I went up there. It was nice. Most recently I went up there for the spring game. I met the head football coach and Coach Belin in person.
VM: How did the Vanderbilt coaches tell you you'd be utilized?
CR: They told me that more than likely I'd be a middle or weak side linebacker.
VM: What did the Vandy coaches say when you told them you were committed?
CR: They were elated. They were very excited that I had committed. They offered me the same day (Monday) and later on that night I committed. I called Coach Johnson and told him I committed and he told me that he was going to make a few calls and let the other coaches know I had committed. They were very excited.
VM: What, if anything, did Curtis Gatewood (who also attended White Station) tell you about Vanderbilt?
CR: Actually, I've never talked to Curtis Gatewood before. I just know who he is and have seen him before.
VM: Memphis didn't recruit you?
CR: Oh, yes! They recruited me hard. (laughs)
VM: You are a very good student. What do you plan to major in at Vanderbilt?
CR: I'm thinking some kind of engineering but I'm not sure yet.