Chris Vaughn released from ND; will visit UofL

Chris Vaughn saw action in four games as a true freshman at Notre Dame in 2004, but the tall receiver, who just received his release from the Irish, is now looking for a new home.

Just over a month ago, Notre Dame freshman Chris Vaughn told that he was planning on transferring from South Bend and that Louisville was his hopeful destination.

"Louisville is definately my number one choice," he said on June 7th. "I've looked at a bunch of different schools, but Louisville is definately where I'll look first."

Problem was, at that time it didn't appear that Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis would grant Vaughn a release. The Connecticut native was determined to wait until he was extended his requested release.

Last week, after over a month of waiting, Vaughn received the news that he had been hoping for.

"It just came over the fax randomly," he explained. "It definately surprised me."

Now free to look at other options, Vaughn, who turned down scholarship offers from Iowa, UCLA and a host of others, is ready to take a few unofficial visits in his search for a new house to play in.

"I talked to Coach Levine and I'll be coming down to visit Louisville on the 21st," he said. "I'm also thinking of visiting Michigan and Florida."

While he will be required to sit out a year per NCAA rules, Vaughn is hoping that he won't have to wait long before beginning work with his new school.

"I'm hoping Louisville's the only visit I have to take," Vaughn continued. "I don't know how they feel about me yet, but it feels like a good fit to me."

As a senior at St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, Conn., Vaughn recorded 20 catches for 650 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was named the #1 prospect in New England by and was among the Top 100 receivers in the country by

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