Keegan Vaughan is a rising 2019 OT prospect and Spartan Nation recently caught up with him in Cleveland, OH.
For Vaughan, an underclass man, just getting a chance to compete at The Nike Opening at The Cleveland Browns Training Facility in Cleveland, Ohio shows how much potential he might have.
While Vaughan still has a long way to go in his recruiting process, this is a great opportunity to show his skills and get familiar with all of the coaches that will trying to recruit him in the next couple years.
In a previous interview, Vaughan told Spartan Nation that he is 6-foot-7 and weighs almost 290 pounds at only 15-years-old. The offensive tackle from Westland, Mich. has the physical ability to be the anchor on any line.
However, Vaughan just appreciates getting the chance to attend the event and show off his abilities. It might be intimidating for some being so young competing with predominately upperclassmen, but it is an extra push for Vaughan to do his best. He uses his youth as extra motivation to prove himself even more to those looking at him.
“I’m just glad I could be here and compete,” Vaughan told Spartan Nation. “I want to prove myself as an underclassman.”
For the event, Vaughan has worked specifically on his footwork along with making sure he hits his blocks. He is gifted with great size, but the difference maker will be on the little things. If he can become an elite blocker with his physical size, no defender will want to go up against him.
“I’ve been working on perfecting my kicks and posts,” Vaughan told Spartan Nation. “Get my hands on guys.”
Although it is early, Vaughan is developing connections at Michigan State. Vaughan has already visited the university and said that he enjoyed his time. Vaughan has also began talking to some of the coaches on the staff and said he appreciated all the support he has received from wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel, quarterbacks/recruiting coordinator Brad Salem and assistant strength and conditioning coach Lorenzo Guess.
Michigan State already has a strong connection at Vaughan’s high school, John Glenn High School, as former Michigan State and current Chicago Bears running back Joshua Langford attended the school as well.
“I really liked it up there,” Vaughan told Spartan Nation. “Coach Samuel, Salem and Guess have all showed a lot of love.”
Vaughan plans on revisiting Michigan State when he attends a camp on April 26 and it is unsure when he plans to make his final decision. He will be at another combine this Sunday and Chicago and Spartan Nation will be there to cover his success.