The Vanderbilt Commodores aren’t going anywhere on the recruiting trail in 2013. After putting together recruiting classes in 2011 and 2012 that surprised recruitniks nationwide, the Commodores got off to a roaring start for 2013 on Thursday night with the commitment of four-star quarterback Jonathan McCrary.
McCrary is the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the country and No. 19 player in the state of Georgia. He is the first commitment for the class of 2013 for Vanderbilt and he committed on Thursday night to Vanderbilt’s ace recruiter Sean Spencer.
“Coach Spencer just laid it on me talking about bringing me in as the only quarterback for the class of 2013 saying that I have a great chance of competing and being a starting quarterback for Vanderbilt,” McCrary said following his commitment.
McCrary had been told by several other staffs that he would be the only quarterback to be brought in but Vanderbilt was the staff that was most convincing.
“Others were saying that they were only bringing me in for 2013 but then they didn’t really hold up their end and started offering a few kids in that class and a few kids in the 2012 class,” he said.
Outside of the opportunity to play early on and compete for a starting job, McCrary was also very impressed with the Vanderbilt coaching staff’s recruiting approach. In fact, McCarary has only been in contact with the Vanderbilt coaches for a matter of weeks.
“It all happened fairly quick,” he said of his communication with the Vanderbilt staff. “I called them and they said to call back that night and I did and he had the whole staff on the line, talking numbers and playing time and playing at Vanderbilt. I liked the environment and thought that that was pretty nice having the whole staff on the line. I had been calling back frequently and they’d always get the whole staff on the line.”
Already with a good feel for the coaching staff, McCrary will get a feel for the campus this weekend. He is taking an unofficial visit to Nashville Friday until Saturday and it will be the first time he has visited the Vanderbilt campus.
McCrary chose the Commodores over offers from the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Florida State and many more.