When he committed to Vanderbilt in April, Louisville (Ky.) Seneca's Lloyd Tubman was viewed as a bit of a sleeper. But as the 2014 cycle rolls along, more and more programs are checking in on the athletic defensive end.
"Everything has been going well," Tubman said. "I've just been trying to get better and get exposed out there."
Tubman recently concluded his track and field season and is now focused on bulking up his senior season, which is just two months away.
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"Last season didn't go as well as we wanted so we don't have any time to waste if we want to turn it around this year," Tubman said.
After committing to Vanderbilt and participating the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour Cincinnati stop, Tubman said both Kentucky and Louisville were lobbying hard to get him on campus, but he's shut down recruiting for now.
"Kentucky wants me to stop by but I don't have time right now," Tubman said. "Louisville was calling too but they know I'm shut down. I'm not worrying about that stuff now, just about my team, not about individual things."
He added that he's still solid to the Commodores and is hoping to get down to Nashville for a visit next month.
"My visit to Vanderbilt will be some time in July," he said. "I'm going to take a visit and take a visit and catch up with the coaches and stuff."
Tubman said he's in communication with the staff on a regular basis, talking to the coaches at least three times a week.
As far as his plans for official visits in the fall, Tubman said he'll worry about that later on in the year.
"Whatever I think is good for me then, I'll figure it out," Tubman said. "Right now I'm just working with my team and working out. I'm hitting it real hard."