Fresh off one of their best recruiting hauls in recent years, James Franklin and the Commodores picked up their first commitment for 2013, and it is a big one.
Quarterback Johnathan McCrary (Ellenwood, Ga./Cedar Grove) committed to Vanderbilt Thursday over offers like Alabama, FSU, Ohio State and Texas, giving the second year coach a headliner for next year's class. McCrary is a member of the ESPNU 150 Watch List.
"Yes I committed to Vanderbilt," McCrary said Thursday night.
McCrary threw for 3,400 yards and 24 touchdowns, along with more than 700 yards rushing as a sophomore, and followed it up with 2,643 yards 27 touchdowns as a junior, adding 121 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.