Defensive tackle Jashon Robertson needed little time to make a decision when he received a scholarship offer from Vanderbilt coach James Franklin on Tuesday.
“He told me that they were going to offer me and everything,” Robertson told VandySports.com, “so I stepped outside and called my mom and came back in and told them I was going to Vandy. They went wild.”
Robertson, a 2014 prospect from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., received the offer after attending Vanderbilt’s camp last weekend. He’s the first commitment for the Commodores’ 2014 class.
Robertson’s pledge comes on the heels of Vanderbilt picking up four 2012 commitments in four days. That group includes Macon, Ga., linebacker Nigel Bowden, who originally committed to the Commodores before briefly switching to Georgia Tech.
Bowden ultimately decided his relationship with Vanderbilt’s coaches and recruits was too strong.
“We’re all ready to come together as a team,” Bowden told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.