Wesley Johnson, 6-5, 250 pound offensive linemen from Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy reported of his decision to commit to Vanderbilt, "I felt like it was the best place for me. I also felt like they were heading in the right direction and I wanted to be a part of that."
He added, "I have a good relationship with the players. It seemed like my personality fit in best at Vanderbilt."
For the Commodores the competition was steep, but they lead throughout the process. Johnson explained, "It came down to Vanderbilt and Auburn." When asked if Coach Tuberville's departure from Auburn played a factor he said, "I don't think it would have made a difference. But once he resigned I realized it was time to make a decision."
As for his future at Vanderbilt Johnson said, "I will probably play tackle or anywhere on the offensive line." The commitment is big for the Vanderbilt recruiting class because Johnson provides enough versatility to play several positions on the offensive line.
Johnson commented on staying in Nashville, "I am going to be close to my family and friends. I feel like I am always going to have a presence here. I will always be able to look back and see that Nashville is going to be an important part of my life."
Commodore fans do not need to worry about any teams poaching Johnson away from their 2009 class. He explained, "I guess Georgia Tech was staying after me, but I haven't talked to anyone from Auburn. It does not matter because I am committed."