Vandy In Hot Pursuit Of Stockton

DT Tyler Stockton is quickly emerging into one of the most sought after prospects on the east coast, and the Commodores have been hot on his trail. Come inside with to get the latest.

Tyler Stockton is quickly becoming a hot commodity in the recruiting world, and he has been soaking in every moment of it. To date, the Hun School star is currently holding scholarship offers from several major programs across the country. His imposing list of offers consists of Penn State, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and UCLA, to name a few.

Stockton also has an offer from Vanderbilt. In fact, his offer from the Commodores was sort of unique in its own little way. Tyler explains, "Vanderbilt was the first program to offer me," the highly-touted defensive lineman said. "I received an offer from them on Signing Day. I was excited because I wasn't quite expecting a big offer like that so early. I was a little overwhelmed."

As you can see, the Vanderbilt coaching staff wasted very little time in making the star defensive lineman a top priority for their 2009 recruiting class. Stockton shared with us quite a few things that the Commodores like about him as a prospect, and why they were the first major DI program to throw their hat into the ring. "They like my quickness," Stockton said. "They also like my explosion off the ball, my aggressiveness, and how I stay low and use my leverage."

Coach Robbie Caldwell (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach) has been put in charge of keeping tabs on the New Jersey prep star, and according to Stockton, he has been handling his business. "We have been keeping in touch a good bit," Stockton said. "I talk to Coach Caldwell about once a week."

The Hun School is coming off of an impressive championship run, and Stockton was a major piece of the puzzle. He was simply a nightmare to opposing teams, to say the very least. Last fall the 6-1, 280 pound stud recorded 73 tackles, 26 TFL, and 11 quarterback sacks from his defensive tackle position.

Stockton does not claim an early favorite. He ha\s simply been taking his recruitment one day at a time, and really hasn't thought about narrowing down his list at this point. He wants to make sure he finds the right environment, and a program that suits his criteria.

We will keep you posted on the latest concerning the gridiron standout from the state of New Jersey, so keep it locked right here with Top Stories