Kittredge: Most likely defensive tackle at VU

VandyMania broke the news on Saturday that Vanderbilt had picked up an outstanding commit from New Jersey. James Kittredge of Don Bosco Prep who had 15 offers from FBS schools, most of them the BCS type, decided that he'd play football in Nashville for Vanderbilt. Find out more about Vandy's newest commit inside.

When asked what he liked about Vanderbilt Kittredge replied, "Basically everything. I love everything about it; SEC, great location, awesome coaches, can't go wrong with anything about it."

The big lineman had visited Vanderbilt with his father on June 19th and then camped there on the 20th. Apparently he must have performed well but it didn't really matter. He had an offer before the camp and says that was the case for most schools. All coaches needed to do was watch his highlight film and he was usually quickly offered. He said the reason he did the camps was so he could see the different schools. Rutgers, Maryland, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Central Florida, Duke, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan State, Colorado, Louisville, Akron, South Carolina along with Vandy all offered. One report even said he had an offer from Florida but that cannot be confirmed and Kittredge did not mention that when he spoke with VandyMania. Kittredge said that he was down to Vanderbilt and Duke before settling on the Commodores.

When he visited Vandy he and his father were taken on a personal campus tour by head coach Bobby Johnson and assistant coach Charlie Fisher. He was introduced to some of the players and apparently enjoyed the visit.

Interestingly, although Kittredge said that he played mostly on the offensive line as a junior, most teams wanted him for the defensive line. He says they really liked his "high motor." He says that the Commodore staff told him he would most likely play defensive tackle but could end up at defensive end. Kittredge mentioned that as a sophomore he did see significant action on the defensive line. Kittredge said he committed on the 16th of July when he called the Vanderbilt coaches from home to let them know he was heading south. "They were really excited. They were all fired up," he said.

Kittredge, who says he's a good student. Plans to major in something related to business.

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