Franklin makes more history with best recruiting class ever

Vanderbilt's James Franklin makes more history with best recruiting class ever


NASHVILLE (WATE) - After a great recruiting class in 2012, James Franklin followed up by signing 26 players to the class of 2013 and rated in the top 20 for the first time in the program's history.

Franklin says he is just getting started at Vanderbilt.

On the field, the Commodores had their best season last year since 1915.

Among the commitments signed were 13 offensive players, 12 defensive players and a kicking specialist. Two quarterbacks in the group will vie to replace Jordan Rodgers, who is graduating.

Three recruits were prep All-Americans and 17 players earned four-star rankings.

National Signing Day (Feb. 6, 2013)

Zach Cunningham LB 6'4 205 Pinson, Ala.
Jordan Cunningham WR 6'1 175 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Brandon Vandenburg TE 6'5 255 Indio, Calif.
Chad Kanoff QB 6'3 200 Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Jay Woods DT 6'2 280 Jackson, Ga.
Gerald Perry WR 5'10 165 Memphis
Darrius Sims DB 5'9 175 Memphis
Mitchell Parsons TE 6'4 245 Parker, Colo.
Taurean Ferguson DB 5'9 180 Jonesboro, Ga.
DeAndre Woods WR 6'3 208 Clay, Ala.
Delando Crooks OL 6'5 275 Atlanta, Ga.
Nathan Marcus TE 6'5 220 Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Jonathan Wynn DE 6'4 220 Stone Mountain, Ga.
Mack Weaver DE 6'5 248 Collierville
Ralph Webb RB 5'10 190 Gainesville, Fla.
Latevius Rayford WR 6'1 180 Memphis
Jalen Banks DB 5'11 188 Markham, Ill.
Tre Bell DB 5'11 170 Union, N.J.
Nigel Bowden LB 6'1 245 Macon, Ga.
Landon Stokes DE 6'4 220 Orlando, Fla.
Oren Burks LB 6'3 200 Fairfax Station, Va.
Ryan White DB 5'10 178 Louisville, Ky.
Carlos Burse WR 6'2 200 Alpharetta, Ga.
Tommy Openshaw K/P 6'2 175 Jacksonville, Fla.
Sean Dowling OL 6'6 270 Fallbrook, Calif.
Johnny McCrary QB 6'3 200 Decatur, Ga.
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