After Latarius Brady of Memphis (Tenn.) East had a big game two weeks ago with Vanderbilt assistant Wesley McGriff watching from the sidelines, the two-way standout started to get a little more attention from the Commodores.
"He said I had a good game," Brady said. "He said he'd tell Coach [James] Franklin about it. They were going to evaluate my senior film. He said I should be waiting by the phone because I could be getting good news soon."
For Brady, who plays both offensive tackle and defensive tackle (Vanderbilt likes him on defense), good news would be an offer to join the Commodores' recruiting class for 2012. Earlier this year, Vanderbilt offered him a grayshirt opportunity, meaning he would have to sit out one year before joining the program. Instead of accepting, he committed to Arkansas State in August.
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"I'm still committed," Brady told Rivals.com on Wednesday.
The 6-feet-3, 255-pounder recently attended an Arkansas State game and came away impressed.
"I went there when they played Memphis," Brady said. "I liked the atmosphere, the fans, the support they have, the coaches and the players."
Brady checked out Vanderbilt last weekend with teammate Brian Kimbrow, a Commodores running back commit.
"It went great," Brady said. "I enjoyed myself with the coaches and the commits. I enjoyed the game, too. They came back in the second half and played very well. They had a lot of intensity. They didn't win, but I still liked the way they played."
According to Brady, he would have something to think about should an offer come from Vanderbilt to join the 2012 class.
"If they offer me, I'll talk to my coaches about it," Brady said.
In addition to Arkansas State and Vanderbilt, Brady said he is hearing from Clemson, Illinois, Memphis and Mississippi State.