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BYU Football: 2015 JUCO DB Khari Vanderbilt Commits to Y.


The 2014 BYU cornerbacks are expected to be some of the best ever.  The problem is that many of them will be seniors this fall, leaving many openings in 2015. BYU’s recruiting efforts for the 2015 class are showing that they recognize the glaring need for upcoming seasons.

Today, BYU received a commitment from a defensive back who will look to fill that need in 2015. Khari Vanderbilt, a cornerback from San Jose City College pledged to BYU today via his personal twitter account.

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Vanderbilt has good size for the cornerback position at 6-2, 190 pounds.  The connection to Vanderbilt and BYU was Robertson Daniel.  Daniel referred Vanderbilt to BYU.

BYU has been Vanderbilt’s number one choice since the Cougars reached out to them. Even with interest from the home state power, USC, Vanderbilt has been anxiously waiting for the scholarship offer from BYU.

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The past two days, Vanderbilt has been in Provo on an unofficial visit.  His dream to receive an offer from BYU finally came true yesterday as Coach Mendenhall extended the good news.

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Vanderbilt is another great example of BYU’s efforts to branch out and spread their recruiting net.  Junior college defensive backs have always been an integral part of BYU’s program, but under the watch of personnel director, Geoff Martzen, BYU continues to break down barriers by signing talent that BYU used to never land.

Vanderbilt is now the fifth commitment in the 2015 class.

BYU Football Class of 2015 Commits (According to Scout.com)
 
 
Devin KaufusiDE***
Dayan LakeCB****
Will SedgwickMLB***
Mika TafuaDE***
Khari VanderbiltCB(No rating yet)

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