Vaughn had not previously visited West Virginia. So with a slim amount of knowledge in hand, this weekend proved beneficial in learning more about the university and the football team.
“West Virginia is a place I could call home, which has made my decision harder,” Vaughn said, describing his thoughts on his overall visit. “I loved the family environment and campus. The coaching staff and players are amazing people.”
The Mountaineers are working to capitalize on a recruitment in which they were non-existent for a long period of time. Over the last several weeks they’ve become more aggressive and eventually earned a spot for an official visit.
One of the key selling points for West Virginia is its lack of running backs currently pledged in the class. For Vaughn, though, he’s eager to compete regardless of competition.
“Yes, they’ve told me about that,” Vaughn said of the West Virginia selling point. “That’s not much of an important thing because if I commit I will come and compete whether I’m the only back from my class or not.
“The best part for me was hanging around the players,” he continued. “Just to get a feel of how they have fun without football.”
Scout.com ranks Vaughn as a four-star prospect and the No. 33 running back in the country.