Oak Ridge's Valedon, 21 others commit to Vanderbilt

Oak Ridge's Valedon, 21 others commit to Vanderbilt


NASHVILLE (WATE) - Jose Valedon, a three-year starter on the Oak Ridge Wildcat offensive line, is headed to Vanderbilt after signing a letter of intent with the Commodores.

The 6'4", 280-pound lineman is a three-star Rivals.com recruit and played in the 2010 Tennessee East-West All Star Game.

Looking at the list of other signees, it is obvious head coach James Franklin made quarterback a position of recruiting emphasis.

Three highly touted quarterbacks were signed for the class of 2011: Kris Kentera, former Virginia Tech commitment Lafonte Thourogood, and Josh Grady.

National Signing Day (Feb. 2, 2011)

Joe Townsend DL/OL 6-4 280 Hendersonville, TN (Hendersonville)
Dillon van der Wal TE 6-7 235 Woodland Hills, CA (Oaks Christian)
Darien Bryant Ath 6-4 210 Pickerington, OH (Pickerington)
Jerron Seymour RB 5-7 188 Hialeah, FL (Hialeah)
Josh Grady QB 6-0 185 Tampa, FL (Armwood)
Lafonte Thourogood QB 6-2 225 Virginia Beach, FL (Ocean Lakes)
Jahmel McIntosh DB 6-1 200 Fulton, MS (Cleveland/Itawamba)
Mitchell Hester RB 5-9 180 Neptune Beach, FL (Fletcher)
Jacquese Kirk WR/DB 6-0 160 Jasper, AL (Walker)
Andrew Williamson DB 6-1 195 San Antonio, TX (John Paul Stevens)
Conor Hart DL 6-3 250 Bloomfield Hills, MI (Brother Rice)
Derek King DB 5-11 195 Nashville, TN (Brentwood Academy)
Kris Kentera QB 6-4 195 Colorado Springs, CO (Pine Creek)
Barron Dixon DL 6-4 280 Alpharetta, GA (Chattahoochee)
Spencer Pulley OL 6-4 275 Germantown, TN (Evangelical Christian)
Steven Scheu TE 6-5 235 Evansville, IN (Reitz Memorial)
Larry Franklin DB 6-1 212 Vero Beach, FL (Vero Beach)
Jimmy Stewart DE/LB 6-4 210 Cape Coral, FL (Island Coast)
Jose Valedon OL 6-4 280 Oak Ridge, TN (Oak Ridge)
James Lewis OL 6-5 300 Arlington, TN (Arlington)
Jake Bernstein OL 6-3 280 Crystal Lake, IL (Crystal Lake South)
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