Vanderbilt gained another outstanding commit to its 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday when 6-foot-4, 290 pound Louisville (St. Xavier) offensive lineman Wyatt Smock announced he would be a Commodore.
Smock, whose prep coach is former Vanderbilt and NFL Pro Bowl offensive lineman Will Wolford, announced his decision in a tweet writing, "I realize that this recruitment process is stressful, but I have finally made my decision. I will be continuing my academic and athletic careers at Vanderbilt University."
Smock had visited Vanderbilt in March and apparently liked what he saw. Most recruiting services project Smock as an offensive guard but according to Wolford, Smock is fully capable of playing center or tackle as well.
A consensus 3-star player, Smock has offers from schools in all but one of the power conferences. In addition to Vandy, Louisville, Kentucky, Arkansas, Purdue, Iowa State, Wake Forest and Florida Atlantic offered.
One interesting tidbit about Smock is that he is an avid swimmer and diver. He swam competitively for St. Xavier but now focuses on football.
Smock's commit brings the number of 2018 Vanderbilt commits to nine. The Vanderbilt 2018 class is shaping up to be possibly the strongest class in school history. For a list of the 2018 Vandy commits click HERE.
— Wyatt Smock (@WyattSmock) June 21, 2017
6'4 280lbs, JR OL for X this fall, has work to do this weekend, Diving Championship @ LCC... Swims butterfly as well pic.twitter.com/aXm1gECx3F
— Will Wolford (@wolf6769) July 12, 2016
— BC (@dbc5361) May 28, 2017