August 13th, 2012 07:32 AM║ Posted By: Josh Ward ║ Permalink
Tags: Friday Night Lights, Rich Hansen, UF, Vandy
Three players committed to Vanderbilt’s 2013 class during the weekend.
The first, cornerback Tre’ Bell from Jersey City, N.J., switched his commitment from Florida.
“Yes, I decommitted and committed to Vandy,” Bell confirmed to GatorNation via text message.
Or did Florida make the decommitment? From the Gainesville Sun:
“A source close to the situation told The Sun that UF’s coaches wanted to see Bell in action this summer so they could critique his play, something several of Florida’s commits were required to do. But Bell never attended any of Florida’s camps in June and didn’t work out when he came down for Friday Night Lights on July 27. The source said Bell refused to participate because his coach, Rich Hansen, advised him against it.”
That led to the Gators deciding to part ways, according to the Sun.
Bell was joined on Vanderbilt’s commitment list this weekend by linebacker Oren Burks from Lorton, Va., and defensive end Mike Tyler from Brecksville, Ohio.
Tyler found the right combination of academics and athletics at Vanderbilt.
“I love that I didn’t have to compromise and choose great football over academics or great academics over football,” Tyler told VandySports.com. “At Vandy I can have it all. Add amazing coaches and great players and it was a no-brainer.”
Vanderbilt has 19 commitments for the class of 2013.
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