"I recently had narrowed my list of schools to eight," James Vaughters said. "As you might imagine, it is very difficult for me to narrow the list down, since I think so highly of these great schools and coaches that are recruiting me. But, as I eventually need to get to 1 school, I wanted to take a step further and narrow it down to five."
Vaughters talked about each one in alphabetical order.
Alabama: "Defending national champions, a great leader in Coach Saban, a great coaching staff, including the defensive staff, a strong academic reputation, great athletes and a chance to develop my skills for a possible shot at the NFL."
Georgia: "A great program, academically and athletically, and close to home. I really like Coach Richt, and adding Coach Grantham, with his NFL experience and the 3-4 was really good. I like the concept of the Dream Team Class of 2011.
Georgia Tech: "A great academic school, with a chance to win several more ACC championships. Close to home, so friends and family can watch us play. I like the addition of Coach Groh to the rest of the staff under Coach Johnson's leadership.
Ohio State: "A great and longstanding football tradition, with a great record of developing and placing players in the NFL. Ohio State has a strong, national academic reputation and has an opportunity to win a national championship in the next four years, plus I have lots of family in Ohio on both my mom and dad's side of the family."
Stanford: "A great, global academic reputation, and an up and coming program in the Pac-10. They will be in the hunt for the Pac-10 title under Coach Harbaugh's leadership. They have established a great coaching staff and they are developing better and better athletes."
"I hope to continue with the evaluation process, with the idea that I will target to announce my commitment this summer. I would like to focus on next year's season, with the decision being made. The process has been pretty good, and if I know where I want to go, I think the other schools would like to know, so they can focus attention on their other outstanding prospects."
Vaughters Names Top Five
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