Richard Cagle Back from Nashville

Richard Cagle, a Scout.com three-star offensive tackle from Houston-St Pius X, Texas, took an unofficial visit to Nashville this past weekend. He talks about the trip and if his spring commitment remains solid.

"I visited Vanderbilt this weekend," said Richard Cagle from Houston, Texas. "The visit went really good. I talked to my position coaches. It was good, and I had a good time."

"I haven't been anywhere else this summer. I have been focused on my upcoming season and working out with my school. I have already committed and didn't feel like I needed to go anywhere."

Cagle talks about his visit to Nashville and reflects on his early decision.

"I got another tour of the campus. My dad and I had a good time in Nashville. We enjoyed what Nashville has to offer as a city," he said.

"Vanderbilt has a great reputation as an academic school. I am interested in geology and biological science. They have a good school for those programs. They have great coaches, and I like the players. The players seem focused and enjoy it. There is a positive attitude around the team."

The 6-foot-5, 268-pound prospect plays on both sides of the ball, but will stick to offense when he arrives on campus.

"They recruited me as a general offensive lineman. I play offensive guard, tackle, defensive tackle and defensive end. They have talked about guard and blind side tackle--just somewhere on the offensive line in general," Cagle said.

"I don't really have a preference. At guard I am really good at pulling. Vanderbilt's offensive scheme is designed for all the lineman get to get out and block downfield. I really like that."

When asked his strengths and what he hopes to improve Cagle replied, "Obviously I am very versatile. I can play both offensive and defensive line. I think I have good ability to move and get to the linebackers."

"I am trying to get bigger and stronger mostly. At the end of last season I was at 250-pounds. Now I am up to 268-pounds."

"Iowa State has offered me since my commitment. I plan to go back to Vanderbilt during the football season. I don't plan on visiting any other school," Cagle concluded.


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