Rahsaan Vaughn, 6-0, 190, 4.37, College of San Mateo, committed to the Oregon Ducks yesterday.
Why did Vaughn choose Oregon over Georgia, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii among others?
"A lot of things," said the speedy Vaughn. "Mostly the things they have to offer, not just football but school-wise."
School-wise -- which is extremely important. In fact when eDuck called him to do this interview, he was in the middle of finishing an essay.
Vaughn explained that it was important for him to get his degree and the new education center on campus impressed him along with the Ducks emphasis on finishing his time at Oregon with a degree. Vaughn has not yet decided on a major yet, but there's time for that as his first goal now is completing his work at San Mateo Junior College in May.
Football-wise, the talented receiver was a 1st team All-American, catching over 60 passes for more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. Receivers coach Scott Frost has been Vaughn's main point of contact and while the Ducks would obviously like him to contribute right away due to the graduation of Jeffery Maehl and Drew Davis, the Ducks also made it clear that how well he does depends on how hard Vaughn is willing to work and his attitude. Vaughn feels he has something to prove.
"From my perspective," Vaughn commented regarding playing time. "It is my mindset to work as hard as I can and show what I've got."
San Mateo finished the season with an 8-3 record. Even in talking about the record, Vaughn revealed his competitive side.
"We did alright but we were very young," said Vaughn of his current team's record. "Never satisfied with a loss."
With a winning attitude, that plus willing to do the work both on and off the field, there's little doubt Vaughn will succeed.
Earning a Degree is His Goal
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