When Savannah (Ga.) Christian School defensive tackle DeAngelo Brown received offer No. 1 from Louisville earlier this month, he predicted Vanderbilt might be next.
Brown was right.
Late last week, the Commodores pulled the trigger, making the 6-foot-1, 285-pound Brown quite happy.
"I was kind of expecting that," Brown said. "I just got that feeling. They had been talking to me for a long time."
Thus far, Vanderbilt has impressed him.
"I think it's a nice school," Brown said. "They've got a good academic program up there and they're trying to make a turnaround."
Asked if he planned on visiting Vanderbilt, Brown replied, "I'm going to try to."
Last Friday, Brown checked out another Southeastern Conference school - Florida. He also made his way south to Gainesville earlier this year, but the purpose of this particular visit was to watch the Gators practice.
"I wanted to see how the coaches coached and how the practices were," Brown said. "It was nice. I liked the way they ran it. It was fast-paced."
According to Brown, Florida has given him a good bit of attention. The Gators haven't, however, offered.
"I'll give it a couple months, just to let them go over everything," he said. "I think something is going to happen. I didn't really talk to them when I was there. My dad did. He said they told him they wanted me to come back to a camp. But I don't know if I'm going to be able to get back up there. I'll try."
Brown, who claims to have no leaders, also is hearing from Georgia Tech and South Florida, he said.
"USF wants me to come there, get on campus and see how it is," Brown said. "They say they like the way I play on film."