Two Sports at Vandy for Wark?

Jacob Wark is an outstanding defensive end/tight end/first baseman from Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS) who has strong Vanderbilt interest, strong enough that the Commodore staff has extended him an offer. Find out inside how Wark came into contact with the Nashville school and where the SEC's only elite academic institution stands with him.

Jacob Wark is like most student athletes that are interested in furthering their education. He's looking for a "good fit" for him and a school that's "comfortable." He wants a nice mixture of academics and athletics. He says "a school that has solid programs in both areas is most appealing."

Wark began receiving letters from the Vandy staff during his junior year so he sent them a highlight tape. After evaluating his tape the VU staff increased their communication and invited Wark for a visit to see the school and Nashville. Wark says the visit went well, "I was really impressed with Vanderbilt and I could see myself as a student-athlete there. The coaching staff and athletic facilities are second to none. I felt very welcomed there and enjoyed the tour." During the April visit the Commodore staff offered him a scholarship.

Wark, has an offer from Air Force and is receiving solid interest from Utah, Washington, Stanford, and California. He has several more camps he will take part in over the summer including camps at Washington, Cal, and the Vanderbilt camp in July. On June 13th Wark participated in the Nike Oregon NFTC Camp.

Wark, who is being recruited as a tight end by Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Ted Cain, says his work ethic makes him a great player. Wark seems to fit the mold of an H-back at Vanderbilt, which is a position that former Commodore star Steven Bright excelled at.

The 6-foot-4, 235 pound star is also a standout baseball player at Jesuit. Playing first base, he batted over .300 with 7 home runs as a junior and is very interested in also playing baseball at the college level. In July when he is in Nashville to attend the Vanderbilt football camp, he will also be attending the Commodore baseball camp. Wark, who earned All-State honors in baseball after his junior year, said he plans to discuss with Bobby Johnson and Tim Corbin the possibility of playing both sports at Vanderbilt.

How interested in Wark playing in the SEC for Vandy? When asked, "Is there a significant chance you might commit to Vanderbilt?" Wark replied, "Yes."

Stay tuned to VandyMania.com for more on Jacob Wark.

VandyMania.com Top Stories