Vaughters Names Top Five

Tucker (GA) middle linebacker James Vaughters has named his top five and talked about each one with

"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."

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