James Franklin and the Vanderbilt Commodores have picked up a commitment from Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson High School tight end Montez Sweat. The 6'6, 230-pound Sweat picked Vanderbilt over Florida.
Sweat is a two-star recruit, according to Rivals, and is not rated by 247, Scout, or ESPN. Despite his relatively low standing in the recruiting rankings, he held scholarship offers from Mississippi State, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Georgia State, and Old Dominion. The Gators offered Sweat very recently, on May 14, but it was too late to sway him from becoming the ninth player in the 2014 Vanderbilt recruiting class.
The Commodores are currently ranked 17th in the 247Composite team rankings, but are seventh among SEC teams. It just goes to show that even though Vanderbilt is enjoying their best recruiting run in program history, they still sit in the middle of the pack in their own conference. Compared to how things were before Franklin arrived, though, I'm sure Vanderbilt fans will take it.