Vaughns Commits to Arkansas State

The offer list for Verkedric Vaughns is long. And it could get longer. But the list of his commitments is short, and Monday night the talented cornerback from Mesquite (Texas) Poteet made an oral pledge to the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

"I really liked what I saw and what they told me,'' said Vaughns, who carries a 3.5 grade point average. "They recruited me as a cornerback but said I would get a chance to play on offense some. "I really like that. Only a handful of players get a chance to play both ways.

The 5-foot-10, 180 pounds Vaughns picked ASU over 10 others -- including Big Ten member Northwestern and Mountain West's Nevada, Colorado State and New Mexico. Others on his list were North Texas, Old Dominion, Northern Illinois, UL-Monroe, UT-San Antonio and Rice.

"I have not visited yet, but I have looked around on line and I like what I see,'' he said. "I plan to get up there soon."

Vaughns said his choices were narrowed to ASU and Nevada.

"When I got it down to two I decided to just go ahead and commit and secure my spot," he said.

The Red Wolves like him on defense, but he did catch 31 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns as a junior. He also had more than 160 yards rushing on 23 carries.

He earned MVP honors at the Dallas Under Armour Camp in March.

"I feel like I am more of a defensive player,'' he said. "I like being aggressive."

Vaughns said he hopes to attend the Red Wolves football camp on Friday in Texarkana.