UofL "#1 choice" for possible Notre Dame transfer

Chris Vaughn, who was rated the top prospect in the Northeast by SuperPrep as a high school senior, is seeking his release from Notre Dame and told InsidetheVille.com that Louisville is his next school of choice.

As a senior at St. Thomas More High School in New Haven, Connecticut, Chris Vaughn became one of the nation's top receiver prospects, when he hauled in 650 yards and 14 scores in just six games. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound athlete was among the nation's top-rated prospects, grabbing the top spot in SuperPrep.com's Northeast rankings.

Vaughn turned down numerous scholarship offers to commit to Notre Dame and then coach Ty Willingham, but after just one season with the Irish the talented receiver has decided to transfer.

On Tuesday he told InsidetheVille.com that he just may become a Cardinal once his release is finally granted by Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis.

"Louisville is definately my number one choice," he said. "I've looked at a bunch of different schools, but Louisville is definately where I'll look first."

While he can't visit with coaches from other programs until he's released by his current school, he did say that a visit to The 'Ville will be scheduled as soon as possible.

"I've been hoping that it would come any day now for about three weeks, but hopefully it will be here soon. The head coach wants to keep me, but I definately think I'll get it soon."

So, why Louisville?

"Coach Petrino is doing a great job building the program down there," Vaughn explained. "He has taken Louisville from a mediocre program into a major program that will be playing for a national championship. They have a pass-happy offense and a great quarterback."

While he would have to sit out of year due to NCAA transfer rules, Vaughn would have three years of eligibility remaining and he believes that he could help make a difference for the Cardinals program.

"I'd be coming to make a huge impact," he said.

Once his release arrives, Vaughn explained that a decision will likely follow quickly.

"When I make my visit I could commit on the spot or shortly thereafter."

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