One of the fastest rising wings in the 2014 class, four-star prospect Rashad Vaughn has received numerous offers from high majors. Among the schools that have offered include Arizona State, Baylor, Boston College, Georgetown, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon State, Texas, and Wisconsin. Yet another offer came recently, as Vaughn shined in the Under Armour Dallas event.
Syracuse is the latest to offer the 6'5" junior, doing so at the end of June.
"My coach told me and I talked to someone from Syracuse," Vaughn explained. "Coach Hop (Mike Hopkins) and the Head Coach (Jim Boeheim). They told me Syracuse is a great fit for me and they will like to see me there. They said they like me a lot."
But the initial communication to extend the offer was not the end of Syracuse's contact with the New Hope (MN) Robbinsdale Cooper product.
"I spoke to Coach Hop last week," Vaughn said. "He said they want me there at Syracuse, and I'm a priority for them in my class."
The Syracuse offer was a blessing for the smooth shooting guard.
Said Vaughn, "It was a good feeling to know I had an offer from a high basketball school such as Syracuse. It was a blessed feeling."
"Syracuse is a great school and I always liked watching Syracuse play as a kid," he continued. "Coach Boeheim is a great coach and I like how he runs the program. I'm a big fan of the 2-3 zone. I would fit in well with the zone because I'm a big guard."
Vaughn has impressed at several events this summer and could be nearing five-star status in the future. He describes himself as, "a scorer. I can play all positions. I like to get up and down, and play defense. I'm working hard on my ball handling."
He recently participated in the Reebok Camp as well.
"It went really well," the Minnesota product noted. "It was a great camp and a lot of top players went there. I played pretty good. Several coaches were out there to see me from Baylor, Iowa State, Minnesota, Syracuse, Iowa, Texas, and a lot more."
Vaughn says he's being recruited by Mike Hopkins and Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, Scott Drew and Jerome Tang at Butler, Matt Abdelmassih from Iowa State, Joe Dooley from Kansas, Russell Springmann from Texas, and Tubby Smith and Vince Taylor from Minnesota. They are among the schools in constant communication with the talented junior.
Currently, Vaughn says everyone is coming at him hard, and no one stands out. He plans to cut his list down to five by the end of his junior season, and make his final decision before the start of his senior year.