There have to be a number of college coaches and recruiters in the region shaking their head because last season Forney, Texas had a pretty talented quarterback prospect that ended up signing with Tulsa and the Jack Rabbits had a pretty good team that made the playoffs.
A closer look revealed a really talented defender for Forney that is very likely going to turn out out be a really good college linebacker. Oklahoma State found Brendan Vaughn and the Cowboys wasted little time. The 6-1, 207-pound Vaughn pledged to the Cowboys coming off his productive season that amazingly only earned him second-team All-District 12-5A honors. Vaughn had 101 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, one recovery a scoop and score.
Then when the best in North and Central Texas, along with some prospects from further away, gathered on March 13 at Coppell High School for Nike's regional for The Opening, Vaughn finished second in the athletic testing behind Lewisville wide receiver Tyrell Shavers. Among other tests, Vaughn dropped off a 4.52 lazer-timed forty-yard dash. I think the pursuit of Vaughn needed more rabbit-like reflexes shown by Oklahoma State than tortoise reflexes.
Vaughn was in Stillwater this weekend with his mom, dad, and sister checking out his future college home, and he liked what he saw on the Legend's Weekend that culminates the Pokes spring practice.
"It was great," Vaughn said. "I had a lot of fun and I got to meet some of the players. We came in Friday night and stayed at a hotel so we got to see some of the town. The tailgate party they had was really good. I got to meet Emmanuel Ogbah. It was fun all the way around. It was fun watching the scrimmage."
Vaughn said he feels great about his decision and he even closes his phone conversations with, "Go Pokes."