The phone rang, and a deep base voice said:
"This is Vaughn Carraway."
Carraway, a 6-3, 180-pound "athlete" from Laureldale Muhlenburg in Southeast Pa., is a bit of a deep-sleeper prospect at this point, but not for long.
Scout.com East analyst Bob Lichtenfels put it this way: "He is quite the imposing player at his safety position on defense. Carraway closes on opposing ball carriers like he is shot out of a cannon. He is an explosive finisher which is rare in high school. On offense, he is just a natural athlete with god given ability. Carraway seems to have that extra gear that tends to make others on the field look as if they're in slow motion."
Michigan has been on Carraway early, so GoBlueWolverine gave him a call.
Michigan has offered you a scholarship?
"Yes they have. I talked to Coach Carr a couple weeks ago. He offered me a Michigan scholarship."
What other schools have offered you at this point?
"I've got offers from Michigan and UConn, and from Penn State."
Are you coming to Ann Arbor for a spring practice?
"Yes. I'm visiting Michigan ... not this weekend but next, on March 31st."
Are you visiting any other schools while your in the area?
You've got impressive junior stats as both a receiver and a defensive back. What position do you think you'll play in college?
"Mmmmm, I'm not sure, but probably wide receiver."
Do you have a list of favorite schools?
"It's early, but the three schools that have offered me are my top three right now."
What is your timetable?
"I'm not in a hurry to make a decision. I will wait and see what schools offer me, and go from there."
As a junior wideout, Carraway caught 29 passes for 545 yards and nine touchdowns. As a defensive back he recorded 39 tackles and four interceptions.
To watch clips of Carraway's impressive film, click on his name at the top of the article.
East. Pa. Athlete Visiting Michigan Soon
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