It’s not everyday Vanderbilt lands a transfer from one of College Football’s powerhouses, but that sure was the case Tuesday night as former Alabama WR Mac Hereford announced he will be pursuing his Masters Degree and using his last year of eligibility on West End.
The Virginia native will be eligible immediately since he’s joining the Commodore offense as a grad transfer spending the last four seasons as a walk on for Coach Saban in Tuscaloosa. Hereford attended Woodberry Forest High School in Virginia where he was a standout before deciding to attend Alabama. Although Mac only saw action in two games over his four seasons, he will be a nice addition for Vanderbilt OC Todd Fitch and his spread offense.
The 6’2 wideout should bring leadership and experience to the Commodore squad as he’s been on many big stages for the Tide over the years. Being coached by Nick Saban will be something for him to carry over for these young Vanderbilt receivers to learn and develop from. This will be a really nice asset for the WR core in the 2020 campaign after losing top wideout Kalija Lipscomb to the Draft.
After losing CJ Bolar to the transfer portal, Coach Mason and his staff have been grabbing experience as this is now the second grad transfer receiver he’s brought in to his program with Tyrell Alexander from Oklahoma State. These transfers now join a WR group including Cam Johnson, Chris Pierce, Amir Abdur-Rahman, James Bostic, and many more who will showcase their talent.
It’s obvious Coach Mason and his offensive staff are trying everything they can do to recruit players that fit Coach Fitch’s spread offensive schemes. All of Commodore Nation hopes these are the pieces that can lead the Vanderbilt offense to a much more successful 2020 campaign after a miserable 3-9 Season. We now welcome the newest member Mac Hereford to the Vanderbilt program!