Nov 23, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores fans celebrate after winning the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Vanderbilt won 14 to 10. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Three-star wide receiver Rashad Canty commits to Vanderbilt


Derek Mason received his first commitment since being named the Vanderbilt Commodores’ head coach.

The former Stanford Cardinal defensive coordinator got a pledge from three-star wide receiver Rashad Canty Tuesday night.

“I was told at school today that Vanderbilt was there to see me and I thought it was just an assistant but when I found out it was Coach Mason, I got real excited,” Canty told Chris Smith of 24/7 Sports. “He offered me in person and told me he doesn’t care about stars by players name. He wants guys that work hard and fit his style and he believes I fit their profile exactly.”

The 6’4, 205-pound Canty attends Riverdale High School in Riverdale, Georgia an is viewed as a three-star prospect.

“Vanderbilt is a great place because of their combination of academics and athletics and the ability to play against high competition in the SEC is something I have dreamed of doing,” he said. “Vanderbilt is a no brainer for me. It’s a place I wanted to be at and I am happy to now say that has become true for me.”

He chose Vanderbilt over Boise State, Minnesota, Wake Forest and Appalachian State, the school he decommitted from on Sunday.

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