Tar Heels Tracking Vaughn

North Carolina has already extended scholarship offers to a trio of wing prospects in the 2014 class – Theo Pinson, Justise Winslow and Justin Jackson – but that hasn't stopped the Tar Heels from pursuing others.

UNC evaluated Rashad Vaughn, a standout at New Hope (Minn.) Robbinsdale Cooper, in July and the staff has kept in close contact with him since.

"I've been talking to them for a while," Vaughn said of his communication with the North Carolina staff. "I've talked to Coach C.B. [McGrath] and Coach [Steve Robinson]. We've really started to develop a relationship."

"They said they are going to come up in the fall and watch me work out," the 6-foot-5 wing said. "They said they were going to start recruiting me hard."

To go with interest from UNC, Vaughn has scholarship offers from Maryland, Kansas, Baylor, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisville, Texas, Iowa State and Florida State. Duke and Kentucky are also keeping tabs on him.

Has UNC discussed a potential offer with Vaughn?

"They probably will when they come up in the fall," Vaughn responded.

UNC has also discussed the possibility of a visit with Vaughn, but according to Vaughn that isn't in the immediate plans.

Vaughn cited UNC's style and tradition as some of the reasons he likes the program.

"Their style of play and it's a winning program and then Coach Roy Williams," Vaughn said when asked about UNC.

While it's still early in Vaughn's recruitment, he is starting to think about narrowing down his list.

"It's getting crazy," he said of his recruitment. "It's going good. I'm just really talking to everybody and keeping my options open to everybody."

"I'm really thinking about narrowing it down probably during the upcoming basketball season," Vaughn added.

When pressed on a possible favorite, Vaughn said two schools have established themselves early on.

"I have a great relationship with Baylor and Syracuse," Vaughn said.

What sticks out about those two?

"Baylor called me and wished me a happy birthday, so that sticks out," he said.

"With [Syracuse] I just have a good relationship with them too," he added.

Vaughn is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 16 prospect in the 2014 class.

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