Vanderbilt looks to take another step forward, win that sixth game, and get to a bowl next season. The Commodores won their first conference games since 2019 and needed just one win for bowl eligibility. Vandy returns a lot of their production from last season, but they will learn to live without last season’s leading rusher Re’Mahn Davis who transferred to Kentucky.
It’s hard to know which newcomer will impact Vanderbilt because they don’t sign transfers at a high rate or recruit many college-ready players. The Commodores did sign one transfer who will immediately impact the field. Stanford transfer linebacker Aeneas DiCosmo should come in and start right away.
DiCosmo gives head coach Clark Lea lots of versatility at the linebacker position.
With Davis’ departure, carries will be up for grabs this spring. Don’t count out incoming freshman running back Shedrick Alexander. Don’t let his size fool you. Alexander has an excellent burst through the hole and is explosive through the hole. The Austin, Texas native uses his track speed in the open field.
Vandy signed five wide receivers this cycle, and London Humphreys was the highest-rated signee. At 6-foot-2 and nearly 200 pounds, the Nashville high school product has the frame to play right away. Humphreys also ran track and was an accomplished broad jumper.