Vaughters Favoring Eight

James Vaughters, a 6-2, 230-pound middle linebacker with 4.55 speed is one of the top defensive players in America and has the offers to back it up. He has close to 30 written offers from most of the top programs in the country.

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee, USC, Miami, Mississippi and Oklahoma have all extended written offers to the nation's No. 6 ranked middle linebacker prospect according to Scout.com.

"I have been on several visits, including Georgia and Georgia Tech, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio State, Notre Dame, North Carolina, USC, UCLA, Stanford, Central Florida, and Miami. I enjoyed the different aspects of all the visits, and I could see myself 'at home; at so many of the schools I listed. I really like the eight I have narrowed it down to: Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Ohio State, USC and Stanford. I am hoping to get by to visit UGA and Georgia Tech in the next couple of weeks, and then Ohio State, Alabama and USC in the coming months."

James Vaughters breaks his game down:

"The things I work on most are my speed and explosiveness, as well as being relentless and very physical. I like my football IQ and my ability to anticipate what's going to happen and quickly react to make a play. I want to play OLB in college. I like the way he gives me an opportunity to make plays, whether it is against the run, or against the pass or rushing the QB in passing situations. My thing is just to make plays, every down. I am going to get after it and go until the whistle on every play, despite the fact I go both ways. I am continuing to work on my pass coverage, so I can be the most versatile player at my position this year and at the next level."

Tucker High School is as deep and talented a football team that you will find in the state of Georgia for 2011.

"We have 31 returning seniors and 20 of them lettered last year on our team that lost in the 2nd round to the eventual state champions. Coach Franklin Stephens has us working hard in the off-season and we need the Seniors to step up and provide the leadership to get us prepared to win every game. We have some important pieces of the puzzle to replace from last year's team, but I think we have the players to go after the state championship."

Vaughters can bench 325-pounds with a 550-pound squat.


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