Vaughters all in for Stanford

The news broke earlier this morning, and no doubt will bring smiles across the faces of Stanford football fans worldwide. According to his father Jonathan, Georgia linebacker James Vaughters plans to...

...stick with his verbal commitment to Stanford and forego any future official visits. Read on for the direct word from Jonathan Vaughters.

James Vaughters' father, Jonathan Vaughters, emailed out the following this morning:

"James Vaughters has reaffirmed his commitment to Stanford following his official visit last weekend. He really enjoyed his time on campus, meeting the other commits, spending more time with the players and getting better acquainted with the new Head Coach, David Shaw and getting to know all of the holdover coaches as well. Although a new Defensive Coordinator has not been named, as of yet, James has confidence Coach Shaw and the coaching staff and Mr. Bob Bowlsby, the Athletic Director, will bring in a Defensive Coordinator that will best utilize the skills and talents of the players already at Stanford as well as the new players, like himself, who are coming in the Class of 2011.

"James has really appreciated the interest from coaches and fans at Ohio State, Florida, Miami, Georgia and Georgia Tech, but he has decided not to take any more official visits, and will commit to his Letter of Intent to Stanford on National Signing Day."

Vaughters is an important keep for Stanford, who lost linebacker Anthony Sarao and tailback Amir Carlisle to USC in the wake of the coaching transition from Jim Harbaugh to David Shaw. Between the highly-regarded 2010 recruits, Vaughters, and a young linebacking crew led by rising junior Shayne Skov, Stanford's future at the position appears bright.


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