Why did Central Catholic safety Tre Tarpley flip his commitment from Boston College to Vanderbilt Sunday morning?
Apparently it’s much warmer in Nashville.
“I just wanted something different in terms of weather,” said Tarpley, who committed to Boston College Jan. 26. “That’s one of the things.
Also, I just felt really good, really comfortable.
“I don’t think I was ready to commit when I committed to Boston College. I think I rushed it a little bit too much. I sat down and talked to my parents, and I felt like this was the best decision for me.”
So, naturally, I asked Tarpley whether he changed his commitment based on weather.
No, he said. That was only part of it.
The other part was the coaches at Vanderbilt and the atmosphere around the program.
“You should never pick a school based on coaches, but their coaching staff, especially with defensive backs, is arguably one of the best in the
nation,” said Tarpley, who led Central Catholic, the WPIAL Class AAAA champion, with four interceptions this past season.
“Instantly, when I got there, there was a family atmosphere,” added Tarpley, a two-star recruit according to Rivals.com. “Like right when I got there. It didn’t take long. We were all just clicking. We started talking about football. We started talking about Vanderbilt. I felt like at Vanderbilt they all recruit the same type of guy — amazing on the football field, then amazing in academics.”
—By Jason Mackey
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