Vanderbilt football recruiting just got easier

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt is holding its own among its SEC rivals for football recruiting this year.

The Tennessean reports the Commodores already have 16 commitments for the 2010 signing class.

Through this same point last year, the team had just four verbal commitments, 2 of which were from "three-star" athletes as rated by

So far this year Vanderbilt has 6 of those "three-star" players. That includes defensive tackle Kyle Woestmann of Marietta, Ga., who chose Vanderbilt over the Bulldogs.

Last year's performance could have something to do with the interest. Vanderbilt tied for third in the SEC East, finishing 7-6 and winning its first bowl game in 53 years.

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