Where many elite upperclassmen high school football prospects focus on one sport, there are still the athletes like La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat 2016 wide receiver Tyler Vaughns that specialize in multiple endeavors.
“I’m playing baseball and before that I was playing basketball,” Vaughns said. “I always have played a lot of sports and I know I won’t be able to play all these sports at the next level, but right now I can, so I’m going to enjoy.”
Although Vaughns plays a multitude of sports, he knows which sport he will playing at the next level.
“Football is the sport that I can probably take my game to a pretty high level and with the way teams are going to a lot of wide receivers looks that only bodes well for me," he said.
It also helps that Vaughns is only getting better.
“I can get the ball and make plays in space, but I also can get touchdowns," he said. "I’m always working on my strength and route running so I can take my game to the next level.”
Most Pac-12 schools envision Vaughns taking his game to another level.
“I’m hearing from pretty much everybody," he said. "I was just out at Arizona State for junior day and it was a good time. I don’t have a ton to compare it to, but that will come with time.
“Right now I’m totally in on baseball. I wouldn’t be doing any of my teammates or myself anything good if I’m not focused in.”The time to focus on recruiting is fast approaching, however.
“As soon as the school year is over I’m going to get in touch with schools and set up visits," Vaughns said. "I don’t know what I’m looking for, but I just want to find a place that I feel comfortable with.
“I have more than enough time though, because I will probably decide after my senior season.”