But he wants one.
Why? Well, because of a certain coaching hire at U-M.
“Because of Coach [Jim] Harbaugh, he’s a great coach,” said Vaughns, who stars for La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat. “He’s coached at both levels. I just really want that. It’s nice to have a coach who’s coached on both levels. So he knows how to coach you to the NFL. I most likely want to go past college hopefully.”
And if the Wolverines were to offer?
“It would mean a lot,” Vaughns said of a potential Michigan offer. “Hopefully if I do get an offer I could get to see the campus. I would like to take an official visit up there to the college, if I can.
“I just want to see the campus and the academics mostly. And how the team is built together. And what their strategies are and the coaching.”
But before he visits – or gets an offer – he wants a chance to talk with Harbaugh himself.
“I want to know what his goals are for building up a team,” said Vaughns, who says he now stands at 6-foot-3, 185-pounds. “I just want to know how everything is going to be setup.”
Currently, Vaughns holds notable offers from USC, UCLA and Notre Dame. He has already been on campus visits to USC, UCLA and Washington. He also planning an upcoming visit to Arizona State later this month. However, he isn’t naming any favorites.
“Right now I don’t have any top schools. Right now I am open to anybody,” Vaughns said.
“Distance has never been a factor. It don’t matter where I play. It’s about choosing the right school is the hard decision. I am going to be looking for academics mostly. That’s what my mom preached to me every day. So that’s going to be a big factor in everything that I do.”
In the meantime, Vaughns set some high goals for himself to accomplish during his senior season.
“My goals are to double my stats from last year,” Vaughns said. “I set that goal and the end of my season. And I already got to work right after.”
Vaughns finished his junior season with 83 catches for 1,183 yards and 12 touchdowns in 13 games. He averaged 14.3 yards per reception and 91.0 total per game.