2019 recruit “always been a fan of Michigan State”
For offensive tackle Keegan Vaughan, being recruited has been something he has always looked forward too. Spartan Nation caught up with the young man to discuss it.
“Trying to be recruited has always been a dream of mine growing up,” Vaughan told Spartan Nation.
Despite being only 15-years-old, the John Glenn High School sophomore looks like a man amongst boys. Vaughan told us he stands at 6-foot-7 and weighs close to 290 pounds.
Vaughan told Spartan Nation that he had always been a fan of Michigan State, because his three older brothers were all Michigan fans. He decided to go against them and became a Spartan fan at a young age.
Vaughan said that when Detroit Martin Luther King wide receiver Donnie Corely committed to Michigan State, he really started to give the Spartans a look. Recently, Michigan State added 2017 recruits Walled Lake Western wide receiver Cody White and Dearborn High offensive lineman Mustafa Khaleefah, two players Vaughan looks up to.
The 2019 recruit has been developing connections with Michigan State. He has been in contact with various people such as assistant strength and condition coach Lorenzo Guess and director of college advancement and performance Curtis Blackwell. Former Michigan State and current Chicago Bears running back Joshua Langford attended John Glenn High School as well.
“I’m really appreciating all the love,” he said.
These connections allowed Vaughan to be in attendance for the Michigan State men’s basketball team’s victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes last Saturday, but it was not the first time the Westland native had been to East Lansing. He was in town for the MHSAA Class A Championship game between University of Detroit Jesuit and North Farmington last year and had some time to explore the campus.
“It was a great atmosphere,” Vaughan said. “It is one of the nicest campuses I’ve ever seen.”
Vaughan has never attended a football game at Spartan Stadium, but added that he hopes to attend the annual spring game on Saturday, April 1. As the Spartans interest heats up, stay tuned to Spartan for the latest information on his recruitment.