No longer with the team, or enrolled in school, as of March for violating team rules, Vanderbilt defensive tackle Jared Morse has found his way back to the Commodores.
James Franklin confirmed to the Tennessean on Thursday that Morse was back on the team and enrolled in summer classes.
“He’s back,” Franklin said. “He was not with us for a number of reasons, and he had some obligations that he had to fulfill. He fulfilled them and he’s back. To me, we’re in the business of educating kids on the field and off. And this was a great opportunity for Jared to kind of grow up, and he’s done that.
“We couldn’t be happier about it. I know he’s very, very appreciative of being back. You’re talking about a guy who’s played at least two years and been productive. And going through that experience, leaving and now coming back, he’s hungry, he’s humble, he’s motivated and he’s appreciative.”
Last season, Morse played in all 13 games, starting six. He finished fifth on the team with nine tackles for loss and should be in a position to compete for a starting job along Vandy’s defensive line as a senior this fall.