One of Vanderbilt’s football recruiting targets for the 2021 class will announce his college decision today at 3pm. Kyron Drones, a 6’2” 195 pound dual-threat QB from Shadow Creek near Houston, TX will choose from a list that includes Vanderbilt as well as other SEC offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, and Ole Miss. Other notable offers include Baylor, Colorado, and Georgia Tech.
Unfortunately, while Vanderbilt ranks highly on his list, the Commodores are still considered a longshot for his services. Earlier this month, Drones told Jeffery Lee of AuburnSports (Rivals) “Auburn is No. 1. They have been talking to me the most, recruiting me hard. They have been straightforward with me from the beginning and I really like the coaches.” He also added Arkansas and Vanderbilt were in his top three. “Those are the schools that are recruiting me the hardest right now,” Drones said.
Interestingly, in the weeks since then, it appears something may have changed with Baylor taking his top spot. Rivals and 247 are forecasting Drones to go to the Bears.
Drones certainly has an impressive resume, leading Shadow Creek to an undefeated season and state title as a junior where he completed 199-345 passes (58%) for 3,390 yards with 46 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also demonstrated his athleticism by rushing for 825 yards on 134 carries (6.2 avg) with 18 touchdowns.
If Drones does pick the Commodores, he would hopefully be coming to a program with established stability at quarterback. Coach Mason completely overhauled the signal callers heading into this season, losing every quarterback of note from last season to graduation or transfer while bringing in four new signees. How the quarterback situation shakes out will be one of the major storylines to watch in the 2020 season.
Meanwhile, Vandy fans wait for Wednesday at 3pm to see if Drones will be a part of their future at quarterback.