Vanderbilt’s focus last weekend was on reaffirming the football commitments it had.

The focus this weekend will be on growing a 10-player recruiting class that has some holes to fill as new coach Derek Mason looks to close strong before signing day Feb. 5.

The Commodores added just one commitment over the weekend when safety Khari Blasingame (New Market, Ala.) pledged during his official visit. But nine of the 18 recruits on campus already were committed and a few of those were considering other schools.

Cornerback Bryce Lewis (Lilburn, Ga.) said the uncertainty is gone from the commitments who were entertaining other offers after spending the weekend with one another and Mason.

“We got everybody else that had opened their recruitment back on board, like (safety) Trent Sherfield is 100 percent, (offensive lineman) Cole Hardin is on board and we got a new commit,” Lewis said. “Most of them were already on board, and if they weren’t, they had their minds changed very quickly.”

Mason was very involved with the recruits, Lewis said, explaining where he projected them to play and what their roles could become. The recruits dined at a Brazilian steakhouse and stopped by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

“I’m excited,” Lewis said. “Being around (Mason), he’s charismatic and had a real good plan for us.”

“That’s pretty much what the major goal was, getting all the commitments as well as some of the guys who were committed before to solidify their decisions,” said Jesse Johnson, who covers recruiting for Rivals site VandySports.com.

“They apparently achieved that. Some of the better prospects such as (Oakland safety) Emmanuel Smith and Trent Sherfield made it well known they are solid now and plan to sign with Vanderbilt. That’s a victory for this new coaching staff.”

The former commitments who visited — offensive lineman Bailey Granier and receiver Kameron Uter — had good experiences and could rejoin the class, Johnson said. Granier, of Galliano, La., has a visit to Southern Miss scheduled for this weekend.

Johnson said Blasingame’s decision to flip his commitment from Minnesota, a Big Ten program that doesn’t carry a lot of luster, is a bigger deal than people may think.

“He was actually a standout during Vandy’s summer camp series,” Johnson said. “He did the camp with Emmanuel Smith, Bryce Lewis and Trent Sherfield and pretty much hit it off with all those guys, but he also impressed everybody because he hung with those three commits.

“He was on the old staff’s radar from that camp till they left. We weren’t sure why they hadn’t offered, if they were holding out for someone better like (Northwestern commitment) Parrker Westphal or Koa Farmer, who they just got a commitment from at Penn State. But the new staff saw he had great grades ... and really all the ability you want for an SEC defensive back.”