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.