Vaughn's stock picking up after last weekend

The playmakers always make plays and will always catch the eye of those in attendance. This was the case at last weekend's Badger 7-on-7 Tournament held at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. One Tennessee prospect that caught everyone's eye was Mt. Juliet's Vaughn Cornelia. The talented athlete put on a show at his wide receiver position. Go "Inside" for the latest.

There are always those high school prospects that will stand out in a crowd.

The playmakers always make plays and will always catch the eye of those in attendance. This was the case at last weekend's Badger 7-on-7 Tournament held at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

One Tennessee prospect that caught everyone's eye was Mt. Juliet's Vaughn Cornelia. The talented athlete put on a show at his wide receiver position.

"I caught everything that was thrown close to me," Cornelia told InsideTennessee.com "I thought I played pretty good; it was a great opportunity to show my talents against good competition."

Cornelia, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound athlete who runs a 4.5 40, is currently holding one official offer from Duke.

Several other schools have been showing a lot of interest in the talented athlete, including Tennessee, Houston, Louisville, Kentucky, Illinois, and Middle Tennessee State.

Cornelia is familiar with the Vols and their new coaching staff. He attended Tennessee's Junior Day earlier in the spring and took in the annual Orange and White game earlier this month.

"It's amazing how much fan support they get at a spring game," Cornelia said. "I think they have a great quarterback in true freshman Tyler Bray."

Cornelia led his Mt. Juliet team to the playoffs last fall catching over 900 yards on the season.

THE INSIDE TAKE ON CORNELIA

Says he is 6-foot-5, probably close to it.

He stood out in a crowd, was a very physical type wide receiver. Could really be a great free safety at the next level with this size and ability.

A very serious type athlete, look for his stock to rise before the summer is over. Definitely a DI talent.


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