Posted by Jerry Hinnen
New Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin needed quarterbacks in his first Commodore signing class. Maybe it's not a surprise that he's been able to find one.
But it almost certainly qualifies as a surprise that he's reportedly been able to find one that was headed to Virginia Tech. According to multiple reports including this one , Virginia Beach (Va.) QB Lafonte Thourogood has made a Signing Day switch, deciding to sign with Franklin and Vanderbilt after having previously committed to the Hokies.
An athletic 6'3", 224-pound QB with mobility, Thourogood becomes one of the biggest prizes in Franklin's first class. But even more impressive is that he was able to pull Thourogood away from an established in-state program like the Hokies. The Commodores are never going to be heavyweights on the recruiting trail, but if this is any indication, Franklin in time may be able to get Vandy to punch a bit above their weight all the same.