The Badgers are searching for that second tailback in their class to join Missouri City (TX) Marshall tailback Davon Crookshank and have offered several top-level prospects over the last two weeks. The latest back to land an offer from Wisconsin and wide receiver coach Chris Beatty is Nashville (TN) Pearl-Cohn senior running back Keshawn Vaughn.
“I have been talking to Wisconsin for the past couple of days and my coach texted me to say that I had an offer,” Vaughn told BadgerNation. “I called Coach Beatty to make sure it was official and he said it was.”
A track star in the sprints, Vaughn ran for 2,400 yards last season with 30 touchdowns for a team that went 10-2. A three-star prospect, according to Scout.com, Vaughn recognizes what Wisconsin can offer him.
“It was a big offer because of their rushing style and history the past couple of years,” said Vaughn. “They have been telling me that I would make a great fit into the offense and they want me. It feels great to hear that and someone they really want.”
“I am very interested in Wisconsin,” he added. “I like their rushing game and they run the ball a lot. I do think I could fit into their offense. I am just very thankful for the offer.”
The 5-10, 207-pound Vaughn currently holds 16 offers and last week released a top six of Arkansas State, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue and Vanderbilt. Now that Wisconsin is in the mix, the Badgers have changed places with Arkansas State and Vaughn will plan to take an official to Madison.
“I just want to see the campus,” said Vaughn. “I don’t think I am going to take all five official visits, so I don’t know where all exactly I will go. I will commit sometime during the season and will be looking for a school that offers early playing time, a great education and a place that feels like family.”