Brendan Vaughn made it a double commitment day on Monday for Oklahoma State as the Forney, Texas defender directed his pledge on his Twitter account to both Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and Cowboys linebacker coach and defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer.
The 6-1, 213-pound Vaughn has played safety at Forney High School. He had 101 tackles, seven sacks, three fumbles recoveries and two blocked field goals s a junior, but his size and expected physical maturity in college points him to the linebacker position.
One thing is certain and that is he seems very excited to be a Cowboy.
"Well, I'm blessed to say that I have decided to end the recruiting process and commit to Oklahoma State University," Vaughn wrote in a message on his Twitter. "Thanks to my parents, friends, and coaches for all the support. Go Pokes!!!"
Vaughn's play last season earned him second-team All-District 12-AAAAA honors, but there is no doubt that Vaughn is an under the radar recruit. He likely was on the verge of being discovered but our guess is that OSU safeties coach Dan Hammerschmidt saw him late in the recruiting process when he was in Forney checking out the Jack Rabbits standout quarterback prospect Luke Skipper.
The Cowboys were checking out contingencies at quarterback after the de-commitment of Nick Starkel and Skipper, the Offensive MVP of the district, was committed to Tulsa. It is not unusual for coaches to find another prospect while looking at another. On video and in person, Vaughn sticks out physically as a safety that will grow into a linebacker.