The class of 2015 has been good to Vanderbilt over the past few weeks. After landing a commitment from Rivals150 guard Camron Justice just over a week ago, the Commodores are on the board again. This time with a four-star prospect.
Tuesday morning, Joseph Toye ended things with a verbal commitment.
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A 6-foot-7 forward from La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere, Toye currently ranks No. 88 in the junior class and according to his high school coach Alan Huss Vandy's combination of athletics and the SEC were tough to beat.
"I think it was a combination of Vanderbilt being a great academic school and the SEC being a high level league," Huss told Rivals.com when asked why Toye ended things. "He felt really comfortable there. He visited there during the last year and when you have a kid with that kind of interest in high level academics and playing in a high major conference Vanderbilt becomes a great option."
One of the better athletes in the country, Toye has been turning himself into a basketball player with athleticism from an athlete who played basketball. He has improved his shooting, has become very effective on quick hitting drives and is developing into a guy who can defend on the wing or inside.
"I think he's a terrific on the ball defender," said Huss. "He's developing as a perimeter jump shooter. He was a mid 30's three point shooter this season and is still improving. He's also a world class athlete. He was a big time triple jumper before he started focusing on basketball and can dunk from just inside the free throw line."
With Toye and Justice in the fold, Vanderbilt figures to target big men from here on out in the class of 2015.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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