Defensive end Caleb Azubike, offensive lineman Andrew Jelks, and running back Brian Kimbrow — all from inside the state of Tennessee — did wind up inking with the Commodores. But longtime Vandy defensive end commit Josh Dawson from Tucker, Georgia decided today to stay at home and join Todd Grantham’s Bulldogs defense.
Franklin surprised many with his early successes on the recruiting trail last summer and Dawson was one of the first commitments who helped turn heads. Losing him has to be a disappointment. But for Vandy, grabbing three 4-star players is still reason to celebrate.