If James Franklin leaves Vanderbilt, it could cause some of the Commodores’ 2014 commitments to reopen their recruitment.
Quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels, the brother of outgoing Vanderbilt senior Austyn Carta-Samuels, and running back Mikale Wilbon said they might reconsider their decisions if Franklin leaves West End.
“I’ve wanted to stay out of it and see what they’ll do,” K.J. Carta-Samuels said. “Vanderbilt would still be a place I could see myself ending up. But without Franklin, I’m not sure what that program is like. It would get interesting. I’d probably open up my recruitment. I’d have to figure out the best choice. I just don’t know without Franklin if it’s the same family, the same vibe.”
Said Wilbon: “I’ve been getting a lot of calls about that (from other schools). If he does leave, I don’t know what I’m going to do. It would stun me because when I committed last spring, he was telling me he wanted to make it into a dynasty there, like Nick Saban at Alabama, like Joe Paterno at Penn State. If he just winds up leaving, I don’t know.”
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