On June 16, Vanderbilt was without a commitment for its 2017 recruiting class.
Less than a week later, Derek Mason now has five players verbally committed to the Commodores.
Mason landed a pair of three-star prospects on Thursday in offensive lineman Bryce Bailey and athlete McLane Mannix.
According to 247Sports’ Barton Simmons, Mannix was the first to jump in the boat on Thursday afternoon. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect rates as the No. 44 athlete in the nation and the No. 76 prospect in the state of Texas.
The track star has been clocked at 4.4 on the 40-yard dash, and had FBS offers from Air Force and Army.
Less than an hour later, Mason picked up his second commitment of the day from offensive tackle Bryce Bailey.
— Bryce Bailey (@Bryce_Bailey78) June 23, 2016
Bailey rates as the No. 88 offensive tackle in the Class of 2017 and the No. 12 player in the state of Indiana, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
At 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds, Bailey had offers from Syracuse, Louisville, Cincinnati, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa State, among others. He is the second offensive tackle to commit to the Commodores in as many days, as Grant Miller pledged to Vanderbilt on Wednesday night.