Brandon Vandenburg, the nation's No. 1 junior college tight end and No. 10 prospect in the ESPN Junior College 100, committed to Vanderbilt on Saturday night. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound College of the Desert (Calif.) tight end, originally out of Xavier Prep in Palm Desert, Calif., knew that this time around he wanted to position himself at a place where he could have the best chance to succeed on and off the field. During an official visit to Vanderbilt this weekend, he found it.

"Only a few schools can compete with Vandy on an academic and football level," Vandenburg said. "Out of those schools, Vanderbilt has the most stable coaching staff, which is important. No other school had the combination of those three things."
Vandenburg held offers from schools such as Arkansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Mississippi and Texas A&M.
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If he has more than 1 year left, he'll out stay Franklin in Vandy. Not sure how that constitutes stability. That said, Franklin is really good and wish them the best!
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Can't help but root for Coach Franklin. I really like that guy and his style.
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Good pick up.....
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Congrats to Coach Franklin and staff! All the hard work is paying off! Geaux Dores!
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