Huskies Top List For Vaughn

As a junior last fall, Redlands (Ca.) East Valley WR Khris Vaughn emerged as a big-time playmaker on one of the top teams in the Golden State. Today, he currently sports six offers and he told that the Huskies currently hold the top spot on his list...

"Washington is my top school right now," Vaughn told "I really like coach (Chris) Petersen and I've formed a really good relationship with coach (Brent) Pease.

"I feel like I could call him up and talk about anything with him."

The Huskies are one of six schools to offer the talented wideout, joining the likes of Washington State, Boise State, Eastern Washington, Northern Arizona and UC Davis.

"My mom is a big fan of Seattle," Vaughn said. "She said she thought I would fit in good there if I choose to go there and I am going to try and get up there to check things out before I decide, but I haven't set anything up yet."

Also helping Washington's cause is the fact that two former REV players -- Chris Polk and Andrew Hudson -- both enjoyed very nice careers with the Dawgs.

"I've talked to both of those guys and they said they loved it there," Vaughn added. "They really liked the school and the town and (Hudson) has played for the staff there and he said you can totally trust them and what they say."

The only camp Vaughn hit this summer was Washington's camp at the University of Redlands.

"It was great getting out there and working and I really enjoyed getting coached up by them," Vaughn noted.

As a junior last fall, Vaughn finished second on his team with 65 receptions and he led the way with 1,270 yards and 16 scores.

"I am at my best getting off the line and I use my speed to break down defensive backs' cushion and then I have them where I want them," Vaughn said. "This summer, I have really been working on my moves at the line, using my hands better so that I can keep the defensive back off of me and I also am trying to be more agile.

"I also want to get more explosive, so I've been doing a lot of different work, lifting and stuff like that, to get more explosive."

Vaughn did not give a timeline for when he would like to make his decision, but he has thought about some things he will be looking for once he is ready to announce his college choice.

"Really, a big thing for me is the honesty of the coaches," Vaughn said. "Are they telling me stuff I want to hear or are they real with me and up front about what they think and what they want.

"I also want to look at the background of the coaches and how I relate to them and how they relate to the players.

"The other thing is the academics. I want to major in psychology, so a school with a good psychology program will be a big thing too."

Vaughn said he hopes to visit Montlake early in September and will be working to set up a trip with the Husky coaches in the next few weeks. will have more on Vaughn in the near future as he gets closer to the start of his senior season. Top Stories