Vaughns Intrigued by Texas Tech Offer

Texas Tech recently offered La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat junior receiver Tyler Vaughns, one of the most coveted players of the 2016 class. RaiderPower.com caught up with Vaughns recently to get his reaction to the offer, find out what he thinks of the Red Raiders and to see where he stands with his overall recruitment.

Tyler Vaughns was recently bumped to a five-star recruit, rated as the No. 2 receiver nationally in the 2016 class and the No. 3 overall ranked player in the entire West region.

Scout national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins has covered Vaughns a couple times and had this to say about the 6-foot-2, 185-pound blue chip prospect.

"He's a smooth route runner that has no problem getting open, against any type of defense," said Biggins. "He's a natural pass catcher with soft hands, runs very well after the catch and has the speed to be a deep threat as well. He's also a very talented defensive back with the size and range of a safety but the athleticism of a corner."

In addition to the bump in the rankings, Vaughns also recently picked up an offer from Texas Tech to add to a list which includes Arizona State, Colorado State, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State.

RaiderPower.com caught up with Vaughns to talk about the Tech offer and his overall recruitment.

The following interview was conducted through direct messages on Twitter:

RP: First off, congrats on another offer. How'd the offer from Tech go down?

Vaughns: Thank you and one of the coaches was at my game against (Encino) Crespi High (on Sept. 26) and he liked the way I played. I started to talk to him for a while, then I called him and he offered me on the spot.

RP: Coach [Darrin] Chiaverini?

Vaughns: Yes.

RP: You have a lot of West Coast offers, but Tech appears to be you first non-West Coast offer. What do you know about Tech?

Vaughns: Yea and I like that 90% of the times they passed the ball and they are rebuilding so you'd think I could help with that.

RP: Would you consider moving across the country to play somewhere?

Vaughns: Yes, I wouldn't mind paying away from home.

RP: Did coach Chiaverini talk about how they see you fitting in the system? For example at inside or outside receiver?

Vaughns: Yes and outside.

RP: You have an impressive offer list. What school or schools are standing out to you?

Vaughns: Washington, USC, Washington State.

RP: What about those schools stand out?

Vaughns: The chemistry I have with the coaches.

RP: I saw a report that you were considering committing after your junior year. Is that true?

Vaughns: Yes.

RP: Do you have any plans to visit Tech?

Vaughns: Hopefully I can get up there.

RP: What are you looking for most in a program? Is there a deciding factor for you?

Vaughns: Academics and their team play.

RP: Great stuff. Is there anything about Texas Tech or your overall recruitment I'm missing, anything you'd like to add?

Vaughns: No sir, you have it all. Well, overall Tech would be a great place to play. Like I said, they throw the ball ..and that's what I need...lol.

RP: Haha. Thanks for your time. I appreciate it.

Vaughns: No problem and thanks, anytime.




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