Vaughns Starting To Think Of Timeline

Jun. 5 -- UCLA is still trying to get involved with five-star receiver Tyler Vaughns...

For the longest time, five-star wide receiver Tyler Vaughns has been thought to be a heavy USC lean, but of late, with the Trojans having taken two other receiver commitments, there were some rumors that Vaughns and USC might go their separate ways.

Not so, says Vaughns.

"I still really like USC," Vaughns said. "They'll always be up there since they were my first offer. I'm not worried about other guys going there."

USC is very likely still the leader for Vaughns, but there's been at least some talk that other schools could get involved with the talented prospect, one of which could be UCLA. Vaughns recently took a visit to UCLA while on campus for the Tom Lemming photo shoot, and said he liked what he saw.

"I saw the Hall of Fame and a lot of campus, and I thought it was really cool," Vaughns said. "I haven't been to the campus that much, but I'd like to check it out more."

Coach Eric Yarber and Coach Demetrice Martin have been his primary recruiters at UCLA, and they've been telling him how much more they'd like to see of him.

"They've been telling me they want to see me more and get me up to campus more to check it out," Vaughns said. "They want me to browse it a little bit more. I feel pretty good about UCLA, but I want to take a longer look at them to see if that could be a fit for me. I like the team and the way they play."

Yarber was down to visit him at his school last month, so UCLA is definitely still trying to get in the mix here. The time might be running out, though, as Vaughns has plans to make his decision in the next few months.

"I want to decide a week before my season starts," Vaughns said. "I'm kind of over the recruiting process. It's a little hectic."

Still, Vaughns said a commitment won't necessarily mean that his recruitment is over.

"Even when I commit, I'm still going to be open to other schools and take visits," Vaughns said. "I want to make sure I'm making the right decision."

As for visits, Vaughns has no set plans for officials, but wants to take a couple of unofficial visits to Alabama and Georgia this summer. As for the local schools, he said he might drop by campus, but has no definite plans.


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