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Commodores land Florida OT

Orlando (Fla.) Lake Highland Prep offensive tackle Blake Fromang took his official visit to Vanderbilt this past weekend to watch the Commodores defeat Elon. That is all the 6-foot-8, 290-pound offensive lineman needed to make a decision.
"I decided on Vanderbilt, I committed," Fromang said. "I am excited. We are going to have a great recruiting class. We are coming to take over the SEC."
The Central Florida prospect said his mind was made up on Saturday.
"I knew after the game," Fromang said. "I told the offensive line coach (Herb Hand) then and then last night I talked to Coach (James) Franklin. We talked for a while and yeah, I am going to be a Commodore."
Fromang said there were a number of appealing features to Vanderbilt.
"The campus is beautiful and the academics are amazing," Fromang said. "Everyone there is great. The head coach (James Franklin) is fired up and everybody is ready to win championships."
Most of all though, what separated the Commodores from his more than dozen other offers was the head coach he will be playing for.
"Coach Franklin is trying to take the program in a different direction," Fromang said. "I've already seen a ton of improvement and everyone there is hungry for a championship. That is what we are going to get."
With this decision, Fromang said his recruitment has concluded.
"I am done," Fromang said.
The three-star offensive lineman will report to Vanderbilt next summer.
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