After beating Ole Miss and Tennessee to end the season, Vanderbilt has been riding a ton of great momentum into 2017.
But the Commodores hit a speed bump on Friday. Defensive back commit Adam Sparks announced that he was backing off his pledge to the school.
Sparks is a 3-star prospect from Geismar, La. He is the No. 37 ranked player in the state of Louisiana.
— 1️⃣3️⃣?™ (@adamsparks18) December 16, 2016
With the de-commitment of Sparks, Vanderbilt has just 12 commitments for the 2017 class. Vanderbilt’s class ranks last among SEC schools as it is ranked the No. 69 class in 2017.
Derek Mason and company will be playing in their first bowl game in the Mason era as the Commodores take on NC State in the Independence Bowl. The game starts at 5 p.m. on Dec. 26.