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Clark Lea

After debuting with the No. 32-ranked recruiting class in the country in his first year, Vanderbilt football coach Clark Lea followed it up with an equally impressive class in his second season.

Although Vanderbilt's top commit, four-star tight end Ka'Morreun Pimpton, flipped to LSU, Lea still signed 21 members of Vandy’s 2023 recruiting class during Wednesday’s early signing day, headlined by a trio of Nashville-area prospects.

Here’s a further look at Vanderbilt’s early signees:

  • Ethan Crisp, LB, Mt. Juliet

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 66 linebacker nationally, No. 25 player in Tennessee

Other offers: Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Ole Miss, TCU, Tennessee, Wisconsin

  • London Humphreys, WR, CPA

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 69 receiver nationally, No. 15 player in Tennessee

Other offers: Boston College, Charlotte, Memphis, MTSU, Minnesota, South Carolina, Virginia

  • Junior Sherrill, WR, Lipscomb Academy

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 175 receiver nationally, No. 32 player in Tennessee

Other offers: Ball State, Charlotte, Liberty, MTSU, UAB, Western Kentucky

  • Sedrick Alexander, RB

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 51 running back nationally, No. 112 player in Texas

Other offers: Air Force, Iowa State, Navy, UTSA

  • Deago Benson, RB

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 82 running back nationally, No. 209 player in Texas

Other offers: Boise State, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Kansas State, Washington State

  • Jalen Gilbert, DB

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 95 safety nationally, No. 187 player in Texas

Other offers: Arizona State, UNLV, Washington State, West Virginia

  • Ted Gregoire, DL

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 147 defensive lineman nationally, No. 25 player in New Jersey

Other offers: Army, Kent State, Rice, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tulane, Wisconsin

  • Evan Herrmann, DE

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 105 defensive end nationally, No. 2 player in Wisconsin

Other offers: Ohio, Wyoming

  • Martel Hight, CB

Four-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 37 cornerback nationally, No. 38 player in Georgia

Other offers: Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Wake Forest

  • Kamrean Johnson, TE

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 70 tight end nationally, No. 66 player in Alabama

Other offers: Austin Peay, Georgia Southern

  • Dante Kelly, LB

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 98 athlete nationally, No. 22 player in Mississippi

Other offers: Arkansas State, Memphis, Mississippi State, South Florida

  • Barrett Maddox, OL

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 59 offensive tackle nationally, No. 26 player in Tennessee

Other offers: Kansas, Marshall, MTSU, South Florida, Tulane, UCLA, Western Kentucky

  • Anthony Miles, OL

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 81 interior offensive lineman nationally, No. 41 player in Alabama

Other offers: Georgia Tech, Indiana, Memphis, MTSU, Mississippi State, Missouri

  • A.J. Newberry, RB

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 72 running back nationally, No. 195 player in Texas

Other offers: Colorado, Georgia Tech, California, Indiana, Nebraska, Tulane

  • Duran Parish, WR

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 163 receiver nationally, No. 23 player in Mississippi

Other offers: South Alabama, Tulane

  • Jalien Ruth, LB

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 81 linebacker nationally, No. 144 player in Florida

Other offers: Central Michigan, Iowa State, Marshall, Western Kentucky, Washington State

  • Misael Sandoval, OL

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 144 offensive tackle nationally, No. 170 player in California

Other offers: San Diego State, Nevada, New Mexico State

  • Cooper Starks, OL

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 109 offensive tackle nationally, No. 30 player in Illinois

Other offers: Army, Ball State, Central Michigan, Miami (OH), Toledo

  • Brock Taylor, K

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 2 kicker nationally, No. 67 player in Tennessee

Other offers: Air Force, Tennessee Tech

  • De’Marion Thomas, DL

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 82 defensive lineman nationally, No. 11 player in Oklahoma

Other offers: Arkansas, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, Texas Tech

  • Keegan Wechsler, OL

Not ranked in 247Sports composite rankings

  • Aeneas DiCosmo, LB

Stanford transfer

Three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings

Rankings: No. 34 defensive end nationally, No. 12 player in New Jersey in class of 2019

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