Gatewood, a 6-foot-1, 210-pounder, did not play football his junior season, but blossomed as a linebacker in his senior season for the White Station Spartans. He is also a starter for the White Station basketball team, where he is a teammate of Tennessee basketball signee Dane Bradshaw. In addition to Vanderbilt, Gatewood also drew attention from Mississippi State, Tennessee Tech and Arkansas State.
Brigham, 6-4, 238 pounds, is a three-year starter at tight end for South Carolina Class AA powerhouse Batesburg-Leesville, which finished 11-2 this past season. Brigham chose Vanderbilt over Clemson, North Carolina State, Middle Tennessee, Furman and The Citadel.
The weekend's visitors included several other notable uncommitted prospects, including Micah Andrews, a running back from Norcross, Ga.; Jarod Parrish, a receiver/safety from Summerville, Ga., previously committed to Alabama; and Albert Chester, a quarterback from Jacksonville, Fla., previously committed to Stanford.
Coach Bobby Johnson and staff will host an even larger number of prospects the weekend of Jan. 17. Also, a pair of prospects from Smiths Station, Ala., Mitchell Thomas and Michael Hill, are expected to make midweek official visits this week. Both players were previously committed to Alabama before the coaching change.
The two new commitments increase Vanderbilt's commitment total to 15; for a complete list of players committed to Vanderbilt, click here. Vanderbilt is expected to sign as many as 22 prospects on national signing day, which is Feb. 5. Verbal commitments are not binding.
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