When word began to leak out about coach James Franklin leaving Vanderbilt for the head coaching position at Penn State, three-star Galliano (La.) South Lafourche offensive lineman Bailey Granier was unsettled by the situation.
He was not ready to decommit from the Commodores, but he was going to monitor the situation.
Saturday, Granier decided a decommitment was in order, and he has begun to reach out to a few college programs.
"Just everything that's going on is crazy," Granier said. "You don't know who the coach is going to be. You don't know if you'll have the same coaching staff. So I figured I would take another look at a few teams. I figured I would look at some schools and re-open. I'm still interested in Vandy, but I want to take a look around and look at my options."
The 6-foot-7, 320-pound standout has already reached out to coaches at LSU, Florida State, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Tulane. He has yet to hear back from Louisiana-Lafayette and Tulane, and Florida State said they are pretty full right now but they would stay in touch if something happened.
As for LSU, the Tigers have not offered but they have expressed an interest.
"I talked to them and I'm going to head out on a visit sometime," Granier said. "It should be the 31st of this month for an official visit."
Granier does have an official visit scheduled to Vanderbilt for January 24th and he does plan to take the official visit at this time.
"We had that planned that we are going to do that," Granier said. "Like I said Vanderbilt is not out of the running yet, I just have to see how everything works out with them."
Granier also mentioned the possibility of reaching out to Mississippi State, but he has not decided whether or not he wants to do that at this time.
He has not heard from Franklin or anyone representing Penn State at this point, and he is keeping an open mind as he enters the final month before signing day.