Shurmur, 6-foot-4, 210-pounds, is the son of former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, and he transferred from Lakewood St. Edward when his father accepted a position with the Philadelphia Eagles.
"Vanderbilt came to my school in early May and they liked how I threw, so they invited me to camp," Shurmur stated. "I went down there a week later and just loved it there. I committed a few days after that."
"They have great academics, and I get to play in the best conference in America," he explained. "Vanderbilt runs a West-Coast offense, which suits my style as a pro-style quarterback. They throw the ball a lot, and it really just has everything I'm looking for."
"I also considered Pittsburgh and Central Florida at the end, before choosing Vanderbilt," he continued.
Shurmur threw the ball well and was accurate at Elite-11, showing tremendous improvement since leaving Ohio after his sophomore season.
"I thought I did real well at this camp," he admitted. "I'm a guy that keeps his mouth shut, and a lot of quarterbacks showboat a lot. I want to be the same person after every throw, whether it's a touchdown or an interception."
"I want people to know I mean business out there on the field," he said. "I'm working on improving my athleticism, to be able to make plays on the run."