NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh has announced the signing of Jansen Preston and Cole Sherwood to National Letters of Intent, with both players eligible to begin their Commodore careers in the fall of 2020.
“We think we have two really good players in Jansen and Cole,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “They both have the ability to make an immediate impact on our team. More importantly, they are both excellent young men that have a desire to be coached and to compete at the highest level of college golf. Coach Todd really did a great job identifying these guys and establishing relationships with them. We are so excited to have them join the Vanderbilt Golf Family.”
Preston, from Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, Kentucky, is the No. 2-ranked player in the state of Kentucky according to Golfweek. He was also the 2018 Kentucky State High School Champion, the 2019 Kentucky Junior Amateur Champion, and a 2019 U.S. Amateur Qualifying Medalist. Preston is the Commodores’ second player from Lexington Christian, joining former Vanderbilt All-American Hunter Stewart played for Vanderbilt from 2011-2015, and the third recruit from the state of Kentucky (John Augenstein).
“Jansen is a very talented golfer that has shown he knows how to win,” said Limbaugh. “He is ultra-competitive, has great golf instincts, and knows how to get his ball in the hole.”
Sherwood, from Vandegrift High School in Austin, Texas, is the No. 3-ranked player in the state of Texas, according to Golfweek, and the 21st-ranked player in the nation in the 2020 class. He was also the 2018 Southern Junior Amateur runner-up. Sherwood’s signing makes the fifth consecutive year that the Commodores have signed a player from the state of Texas.
“Cole is a good athlete and a very talented ball striker with a lot of power,” said Limbaugh. “He has a ton of potential and we are excited to help him become the best he can be.”