Vaughns One of West's Best

Jan. 7 -- The La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat five-star receiver, Tyler Vaughns, is one of the region's top targets in 2016...

La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat 2016 five-star receiver Tyler Vaughns (6-2, 175) was one of the premier prospects at last week’s U.S. Army National Combine.

“It was cool out here,” said Vaughns. “The atmosphere and the competition was top notch. I know I kind of have a target on my back so I prepared mentally for it.”

Vaughns is the West’s top offensive prospect in the 2016 class and the No. 2 receiver nationally, coming off a big junior season.

He’s in double digits for offers with a few making a big impression.

“I think the ones standing out right now are Oklahoma, USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Washington,” said Vaughns.

Michigan is also showing interest and he’s now reciprocating it.

“With Jim Harbaugh being their new coach, Michigan is definitely a school I’m interested in,” said Vaughns. “I hope they offer because Michigan has always intrigued me.”

Vaughns said the two local schools are on him the most.

“Both USC and UCLA are recruiting me really hard,” said Vaughns. “I went to a lot of USC and UCLA games this year and I’m interested in both.”

Vaughns has long been considered a USC lean but he said that’s not entirely the case.

“USC was my favorite school growing up, but I’m looking at the recruiting process like a business, so I have to do what’s best for me, not just go to my favorite school,” said Vaughns. “But I’m definitely really interested in them.”

Vaughns said he anticipates taking all the time he needs before he makes a decision.

“I’ll take all of my trips and wait until Signing Day of my senior year to decide,” said Vaughns.

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