Recruiting: Dores gain linebacker, lose out on RB

Vanderbilt picked up its 16th commitment from a Louisiana linebacker prospect Wednesday, but lost out narrowly on a highly sought running back from Georgia.

Vanderbilt picked up its 16th commitment from a Louisiana linebacker prospect Wednesday, but lost out narrowly on a highly sought running back from Georgia.

Antron Dillon, a 6-5, 210-pound outside linebacker from Independence High School in Independence, La., informed Commodore coaches of his decision Wednesday after making an official visit the previous weekend.  Dillon, the 16th prospect to make a public commitment to Bobby Johnson and the Commodores, has a reported 40-yard dash time of 4.5 seconds, a bench press of 245, and a grade point average of 3.8.

Dillon chose the Commodores over offers from Memphis, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Southeast Louisiana.

The Commodores have apparently lost out on running back Micah Andrews of Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga., who also made an official visit last weekend.  Andrews, who gained almost 3,000 yards in 2002 in leading the Spartans to the state championship game, chose Wake Forest over Vanderbilt after narrowing his choices to those two.

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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