Two New Commodores

Vanderbilt men’s basketball announces pair of signees in Class of 2025

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Entering his second season on West End, head coach Jerry Stackhouse announced that Peyton Daniels and Gabe Dorsey signed their letters of intent to join the Vanderbilt men’s basketball program on Wednesday.

“Peyton and Gabe are two more talented players that can help us continue our momentum and take the next step,” Stackhouse said. “They can really score the basketball, show tremendous maturity, and represent all the qualities of the ‘Vanderbilt Man’ on and off the court. We can’t wait to see them in black and gold.”

Daniels and Dorsey have each received four-star ratings, and are ranked as the sixth-best recruits in their respective states of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Daniels, a 6-foot-2 guard, was a first-team all-state selection at Tri-Cities (Ga.) last season, while Dorsey, a 6-foot-6 wing, set the career record for made threes at The Hill School as a junior.

A complete list and breakdown of each new Commodore is below.


Peyton Daniels
Guard • 6-2
Ellenwood, Ga. • Tri-Cities
Twitter: @lilpeyday

  • Prepped at Tri-Cities (Ga.) under head coach Omari Forts
  • Four-star recruit by ESPN and three-star by 247Sports
  • Ranked as state’s sixth-best recruit and No. 22 point guard by ESPN
  • Ranked as No. 143 overall recruit and No. 31 point guard by Rivals
  • Ranked as state’s sixth-best recruit, No. 22 point guard and No. 129 overall by 247Sports
  • 2019-20 first-team all-state and first-team all-region
  • Averaged 22.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.7 steals as a junior
  • Career-high 43 points against No. 4 Alexander High School in 2019
  • Son of Pamela and Allen Daniels
  • Has three older brothers, Josh, Ashton and Brandon
  • Also received offers from Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss

Why Vandy: “It’s the best school in the world.”

Coach Stackhouse: “I got to know Peyton at an early age, and I’ve had the opportunity to watch him grow as a player and mature on and off the court. He is a tremendous player. He can shoot, he has good size and has a great understanding of the game. We are extremely excited to have him in the fold and ready to Anchor Down with us.”


Gabe Dorsey
Wing • 6-6
The Hill School • Westminster, Md.
Twitter: @iamgxbe
Instagram: @iamgxbe

  • Prepped at The Hill School (Pa.) under head coach Seth Eilberg
  • Four-star recruit by 247Sports and three-star by Rivals
  • Ranked as state’s sixth-best recruit, No. 150 overall and No. 29ß small forward by 247Sports
  • Ranked as No. 150 overall recruit and No. 36 small forward by Rivals
  • Set single-season school record for made threes as a sophomore (75) and broke it as a junior (78)
  • Set school career record for made threes as a junior (184)
  • Averaging 15 points, 5 rebounds and 40 percent from three
  • Scored 827 career points entering senior season
  • 2019-20 first-team all-league and all-area
  • Played for Team Durant on the EYBL circuit (16U and 17U)
  • Son of Myra and Stephen Dorsey
  • Born in Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Has two older brothers, Josh and Caleb
  • Father played basketball at VMI and Towson
  • Brother, Caleb, plays basketball at Penn State
  • Uncle, Steven, played basketball at VMI
  • Hobbies include music production
  • Also received offers from Tennessee, Miami (FL), Providence, Xavier and Wake Forest, among other.

Why Vandy: “I chose Vandy because I know I will be challenged by Coach Stackhouse and the staff, and by the tough SEC schedule. I felt like it was a great opportunity, attending a University that can allow me to reach my basketball goals, as well as afford me an excellent education.”

Coach Stackhouse on Dorsey: “What we want to describe as the Vanderbilt man—he represents it. He is an unbelievable young man off the court. I’ve been blown away by how mature he is, and that maturity translates to the basketball court. He does a lot of great things. His strength is shooting the basketball, but he takes just as much pride on the defensive end.”