Vanderbilt Lands Commitment

The Commodores picked up their ninth verbal commitment when Jamie Graham pulled the trigger. A versatile player is an understatement for this talented playmaker. Nashville-Whites Creek, (Tenn.) head coach Anthony Laws talks about the commitment of his star player.

"Jamie is one of those kids that comes along every once in a while," Coach Anthony Laws said. "He's a special kid for our program. He does everything for us. He plays quarterback, receiver, punter, defensive back, punt returner and kick returner. He's also our point guard on the basketball team. He's an excellent student--3.4 GPA."

"Vanderbilt offered him a scholarship in the spring. Vandy saw him and they made their commitment to Jamie. He spent all summer thinking about it, and he decided to go ahead and commit."

Other schools were showing interest including Tennessee, South Carolina, Memphis and Marshall.

"He will get a chance to play in front of his family," Coach Laws said of Graham's early decision. "Vanderbilt being such a prestigious academic institution and education is quiet important to him. To get an offer to get an education at Vanderbilt that was major for him, and he decided to take advantage of it."

White Creek went 11-2 in 2005 and lost in the state play-offs 31-7 to Hillsboro.

"We started our season last weekend against Hunters Lane (5A), and we lost 22-20," Coach Laws said."We were down 22-14 with :57 left so we gave the ball to Jamie Graham. He took off for a 77-yard touchdown run to bring us to within two, but we didn't make the two point conversion."

"With Jamie is on our team, we've always got a chance to win."

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