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Vandy kicker commit a "football player"

Vanderbilt was looking to add a specialist to this year's recruiting class with placekicker extraordinaire, Carey Spear, set to graduate after the 2013 season. They may have found a gem in Tommy Openshaw, a Jacksonville (Fla.) Creekside kicker/punter, gave his verbal to the Commodore staff.

"I went up [to Vanderbilt] for the Florida game and just thought the atmosphere was incredible," said Tommy Openshaw. "Coach Franklin's got it going on. He's turned the culture around. They're 8-4 and headed to a bowl game. "There's so much I like about Vanderbilt, but especially the academics. I was getting looked at by Harvard, Yale, and Stanford and really wanted to go to a strong...

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