Vaughn Enjoyed Weeked At Duke

Another recruit who spent time in Durham over the weekend was 6-foot-8, 240 pound Virginia native, Julian Vaughn. The big forward continues to ride the wave of momentum created by a strong summer performance that has netted him nearly 20 scholarship offers to date. So what did he think of his trip to Durham? TDD spoke with Vaughn to get the latest.

"It was really cool, and I had a good time," said Julian Vaughn of his trip to Duke for the annual Blue-White scrimmage. "It's Duke, so I knew it was going to be a great weekend."

After a big summer, Vaughn began seeing the scholarship offers roll in at a frantic pace, but has yet to hear from either North Carolina or Duke on that issue.

"I've got offers from a lot of schools. Michigan, Illinois, Miami, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kansas, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Boston College, Notre Dame, Clemson, Georgetown, and NC State. But Duke hasn't offered me, and neither has North Carolina. I think they are both going to evaluate me more and then go from there."

The lack of offers certainly haven't helped either of the Tobacco Road powers move into a favorable position with him, but then again Vaughn says it hasn't hurt them either.

"Those teams have to be more selective of who they offer because everyone grows up wanting to go to a school like Duke or UNC. So take a bit longer before they offer. I understand that. Right now everyone is on the same page, and there's no leader or anything."

Scout.com's Dave Telep describes Vaughn as being a talented low post scorer who can go to the perimeter or inside. Telep also notes that Vaughn needs to work on strength and finishing with authority inside.

Vaughn is rated as the number 19 overall prospect in the class of 2007 by Scout, as well as the seventh best big forward.


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