Triple OL Barrett Maddox signs for Vanderbilt

Triple OL Barrett Maddox signs for Vanderbilt

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Clinton (Tennis) attacking tackle Barrett Maddox already had nearly 30 offers heading into his senior season, but saw his recruiting stock rise through the fall as five powerhouse programs like Kansas, UCLA and Vanderbilt entered the race.

Last week, Maddox took a midweek day trip to Vanderbilt on Nov. 17 where he got an in-depth tour of campus and facilities while spending quality time with the coaching staff. He left Nashville that day with an offer from the Commodores, the one he had wanted for quite a while.

Maddox made a quick return to Nashville this weekend to witness the Commodores’ 31-24 win over Florida.

While in attendance, he gave his verbal commitment to offensive line coach AJ Blazek and became the Commodores 16th global commitment in the class of 2023.

ON ITS COMMITMENT: “I went camping my junior year there and just fell in love with Vanderbilt. I love what Coach (Clark) Lea and Coach (AJ) Blazek are doing there so I couldn’t miss being part of the I said to Coach Blaz on Saturday and he just started getting excited and started hugging me he was just happy and you could see he really wanted me there .

ON WHAT HE LIKES ABOUT AJ BLAZEK: “He’s really real with you. He doesn’t just throw offers. He takes his time, which I really respect. He thinks I have a great future ahead of me. He says I’m his type of player line and he likes the way I play I had an injury at the end of the season and he loved the way I played in adversity and came back and played the last two games of my senior year .

ON WHAT BLAZEK LIKES ABOUT HIS SKILLS: “He likes the way I move. I’m long, quick and I have a drive. He likes my pass-pro and the way I move the ball.”

LOOKING AT VANDY’S OFFENSIVE LINE THIS LAST WEEKEND: “I loved the way Coach Blazek coached. He coached non-stop. There wasn’t a moment when he wasn’t coaching. He tells his guys what they’re doing well and what they’re doing. hurt.”

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