Defensive end Landon Stokes from Lake Highland High School in Orlando, Fla., committed to Vanderbilt on Tuesday.
Stokes gave his commitment to the Commodores during a visit to Vanderbilt’s campus on Tuesday.
“I talked to coach (James) Franklin for a while and had some one on one time,” Stokes told 247Sports. “After that I told him I wanted to commit to Vanderbilt. We were both really excited.”
Stokes chose the Commodores over Clemson, along with offers from such schools as Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina State and West Virginia.
Stokes, who’s Vanderbilt’s 14th commitment for the class of 2013, said he believes the Commodores will continue to recruit at a high level.
“They told me I was a really big piece,” Stokes said. “This class is really starting to turn some heads. People are really starting to see what Vandy has to offer.”
Franklin offered his appreciation to Stokes via twitter after he committed to Vanderbilt on Tuesday afternoon. Franklin made it clear that finding defensive linemen is a priority in Nashville.
Huge believer that the game is played up front, especially on the DL, guys that can attack the decision maker change the game!! #AnchorDown
— James Franklin (@jamesfranklinvu) June 26, 2012