Oct 26, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin walks off the field against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half at Kyle Field. Texas A&M won 56-24. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

James Franklin leaving Vanderbilt for Penn State results in 4 decommitments


The fallout of James Franklin leaving the Vanderbilt Commodores for the Penn State Nittany Lions is already having an impact on the recruiting trail as four Vanderbilt commitments have elected to open up their recruiting and back off their pledge to the program.

Four-star recruit and Elite 11 quarterback Kyle Carta-Samuels (San Jose, Calif. Bellarmine College Prep) is the biggest loss of the bunch and the younger brother of current Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels.

He was one of the stars of the Elite 11 camp in the summer and should draw interest form teams who missed out on getting a quarterback commit earlier in the process. Perhaps he could follow Franklin to Penn State.

Three-star running back Mikale Wilbon (Chicago, ill. De La Salle Institute) is arguably the second biggest recruit to decommit from the program as he does what’s best for him and reevaluates his options.

Fellow three-star recruits, offensive lineman Bailey Granier (Galliano, La. South Laforche) and three-star safety Trent Sherfield also announced they are decommitting from the SEC program.

With signing day less than four weeks away the class for Vanderbilt has the potential to crumble.

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