Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball Coach Jerry Stackhouse has always been known to prove the haters wrong time and time again. Hello, Jeff Goodman.
Ever since the end of the 2019 Season in early March, moments before we were struck by the global pandemic, all Coach Stackhouse has done is go on a recruiting surge to energize Commodore nation and make noise nationally in his 2021 recruiting class. We’ve seen many top analysts, coaches, and fans doubt the job of Coach Stack and his staff to recruit and bring the magic back to Memorial.
Recapping the 2020 recruiting class, Coach Stack was able to land 4-Star Guard Tyrin Lawrence, 3-Star Forwards Myles Stute, and Akeem Odusipe, and don’t forget he was able to bring in Guard Isaac McBride who transferred in from Kansas and could be eligible for the 2020 season with a waiver pending. That is good enough for 58th nationally and 11th in the SEC. This class is impressive enough knowing this is Stack’s first full offseason as a college coach and was able to further the depth of this Commodore team.
Now, we look ahead to the 2021 recruiting class. Even more impressive, Stackhouse has turned some heads early and it’s paying off massively. The Commodore coaching staff has recently shook the recruiting world and many faces surrounding SEC hoops. Vanderbilt has already landed highly talented 4-Star Guards Peyton Daniels and Gabe Dorsey. These are HUGE recruits to turn the Vanderbilt program around in the coming years.
The Commodores currently have themselves a top-20 recruiting class nationally which also ranks 1st in the SEC. This will open many eyes around the country that Coach Stackhouse and the rest of his staff are in this for the long run and are determined to get the Commodores back to the NCAA Tournament.
You heard Peyton, get ready.
The Vanderbilt coaching staff may not be done just yet for this 2021 recruiting class, which still has several highly rated recruits considered “warm” for the Commodores. 4-Star Guards D’Marco Dunn and Lucas Taylor are very high on the radar for the Commodore coaching staff. Also, don’t rule out 3-Star Forwards James Graham III and David Joplin as they each have Vanderbilt in their top lists of schools. Bringing any of these prospects to West End would be huge for the Vanderbilt program and could almost guarantee a top-25 recruiting class for 2021.
For all we know, the haters can keep on hating, because it seems like Coach Stack loves to feed off that negative energy and land BIG time recruits for his program. The bottom line is this 2021 recruiting class is going to make a lot of noise around the country and the rest of the SEC better not take the Commodores lightly then. Watch out.