"I started looking and leaning toward South Carolina a little bit," Ladler told VandyMania.com. "Mainly because they (South Carolina) told me that they'd be able to get me into school early. I was looking at Kentucky a little bit too, being that a couple of my teammates committed to them. But South Carolina was the main one."
Apparently that little issue has been resolved… "Everything worked out," Ladler said. "I'll be going to Vanderbilt next month. January 9th to be exact…"
Ladler confirmed that he is indeed finished with all of his classes at Stephenson High, and that he didn't see any reason(s) for lingering around Stone Mountain, Georgia. Especially, if there's an opportunity for him to get a head start on his future... "Getting into school early would allow me to get ahead in so many ways," he said. "First off, I would be able to get acclimated to the school. I would also be able to get into the strength and condition program/workouts, participate in spring practice, and play in the spring game too..."
Ladler's senior season didn't end quite like he anticipated. But there are no questions as to whether or not he left his mark on the field. "I had 80 tackles, 4 interceptions, and I scored 3 touchdowns," the Peach State standout said. "One of the interceptions that I returned was for a 70-yard touchdown. I also blocked 3 field goals."
With those kinds of numbers we are certainly anticipating this young man's arrival in Nashville…