In January, Vanderbilt announced that Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason had been hired as the Commodores’ new head coach. In mid-June, it was reported that Mason had added a former Cardinal to his new roster.
A month later, the pipeline from The Farm has officially produced not one but two players from Mason’s old stomping grounds.
In a press release, Vandy announced that tight end Davis Dudchock and wide receiver Chandler Dorrell have transferred into Mason’s football program. Both players will be eligible to play in 2014, Dudchock as a graduate transfer.
Dudchock played in 16 games for Stanford from 2010-2013, catching five passes for 43 yards. Dorrell, the son of Vandy offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell, took a redshirt as a true freshman in 2013.
The former was a three-star member of the Cardinal’s 2010 recruiting class, while the latter was not given a star rating by Rivals.com.
Dudchock and Dorrell represent the second and third Power Five transfers Vandy has landed the past month. In early June, the school confirmed that quarterback Stephen Rivers had transferred into the program. In mid-February, it was reported that Rivers, the younger brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, had decided to leave LSU.
As is the case with the other two, Rivers will be eligible to play immediately in 2014 while being considered a potential front-runner for the starting job.