The relationship between three-star wide receiver Jonathan Krause and Vanderbilt is not new. The Commodores have been recruiting the Snellville (Ga.) South Gwinnett standout throughout his high school career. This weekend, Krause decided to continue that relationship after high school as well when he committed to Vanderbilt following its camp on Saturday.
"I made it to their camp Saturday," Krause said. "I told them on Saturday in person afterwards."
The 5-foot-11, 168-pound wide receiver has liked the Vanderbilt program for a long time and listed a variety of factors that played into his final decision.
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"The reason I chose Vanderbilt was because they've been recruiting me since my sophomore year," he said. "On top of that, everything about them is good. When you get a degree from there, you're basically set for life. On top of that, they're a rising program and their campus is great."
Krause's weekend visit to Vanderbilt was his third time to take in the Nashville campus and his familiarity with the program went a long way towards making getting his decision out of the way early.
"When it comes down to it, if somebody was asking me 'who's your top school' I really didn't have a list, it was just Vanderbilt," he said. "It was always Vanderbilt."
Krause is also excited about the opportunity he will have to earn some early playing time in the SEC.
"Actually I have a chance at starting," he said. "I just have to come in there and work hard. That's exciting because I want to be a true freshman starter."
With his decision out of the way, Krause will have the opportunity to focus in on his senior season. As a junior, Krause's 62 receptions set his school's single-season record. With seven more catches as a senior, Krause will graduate as the career leader in receptions at his high school.
The three-star commitment gives Vanderbilt its sixth pledge of the weekend.