Vaughn enjoys Notre Dame official

Four-star running back KeShawn Vaughn of Nashville (Tenn.) Pearl-Cohn visited Notre Dame this weekend on an official visit. Vaughn lays out the details of the trip and explains his timetable for a final decision.

Notre Dame hosted two of its remaining running back targets in the 2015 class on official visits over the weekend, one being four-star Keshawn Vaughn of Nashville (Tenn.) Pearl-Cohn.

Vaughn was offered by Notre Dame in January and has been one of Notre Dame’s top targets at the running back position since jumping onto the Irish’s radar.

“The visit was great,” Vaughn said. “The entire thing was good.”

Vaughn arrived on campus Friday evening and was accompanied by his mother on the trip.

“When I got there, I met with the coaches and some of the players,” Vaughn said. “I hung out mostly with the two running backs and the cornerbacks.”

On Saturday, Vaughn delved deeper into the academic side of things at Notre Dame.

“The academics were good, and my mom really liked that part because academics are going to be an important part of my decision,” Vaughn said. “We also went to the basketball and that was pretty fun.”

Vaughn said Irish running back coach Tony Alford hammered home early playing time was a possibility at Notre Dame.

“(Alford) told me that I could come in and get early playing time,” Vaughn said. “I knew coming into the visit that they want one more running back and that my spot might get taken. That doesn’t change anything.”

Vaughn has plans to visit Louisville next weekend (Jan. 23), and he’ll visit West Virginia the final recruiting weekend of the 2015 cycle (Jan. 30). He plans to choose between Illinois, Notre Dame, Purdue and West Virginia on National Signing Day. 

“Factors will be early playing time, academics, and if it feels like a family,” Vaughn said. “Notre Dame has it (all), but I still have two more visits to take.”

Vaughn is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 33 running back in the class of 2015 by Scout.


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