Johnathan McCrary heading to Vandy

Fresh off one of their best recruiting hauls in recent years, James Franklin and the Commodores picked up their first commitment for 2013, and it is a big one.

Quarterback Johnathan McCrary (Ellenwood, Ga./Cedar Grove) committed to Vanderbilt Thursday over offers like Alabama, FSU, Ohio State and Texas, giving the second year coach a headliner for next year's class. McCrary is a member of the ESPNU 150 Watch List.

"Yes I committed to Vanderbilt," McCrary said Thursday night.

McCrary threw for 3,400 yards and 24 touchdowns, along with more than 700 yards rushing as a sophomore, and followed it up with 2,643 yards 27 touchdowns as a junior, adding 121 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.