2017 OLB Brendan Vaughn (Student Sports)

Breaking Down Oklahoma State Early Enrollee Brendan Vaughn

Scout and GoPokes.com take a closer look at Oklahoma State signee and early enrollee Brendan Vaughn, the No. 6 outside linebacker prospect in Texas ...


Signing Day Spotlight

Brendan Vaughn, Linebacker, Forney (Texas)

Size: 6-2, 209

Recruiting: Vaughn got an offer almost a year ago from Oklahoma State and jumped on the offer, remaining committed for the duration of his senior season and enrolling at the semester.

Rankings: Scout ranks Vaughn as the No. 6 outside linebacker in Texas and the No. 37 OLB nationally in the 2017 class.


2016: Vaughn played both sides of the ball at receiver and linebacker. Offensively, he gained 549 yards from scrimmage, including 27 catches for 519 yards and six touchdowns on 19.2 yards per catch. He also ran for 30 yards and one TD. Defensively, Vaughn recorded 46 tackles, five tackles for loss, five sacks, and two fumble recoveries.

2015: As a junior, Vaughn recorded 101 tackles, seven sacks, three fumble recoveries, one field-goal block, and four pass breakups.

Senior highlights

Evaluation notes

A very athletic prospect defensive prospect. He plays on the edge of the defense and that is likely what fits him best on the next level. He can pin his ears down and get after the quarterback, but he also shows that he is a guy who can be around the football often. He had over 100 tackles his junior season. He is also decent in pass coverage and his speed allows him to break up passes or stay with backs looking to get open. He will need to clean up his tackling technique and is a bit stiff in the hips, but has all of the tools to be a successful defender who can match up against high profile offenses. - Greg Powers

  • Athleticism
  • Agility/change of direction
  • Closing speed

Area to Improve
  • Shedding ability
  • Tackling consistency

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