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Measurables: 6’3″, 190 lbs.
Accolades: All-USA Tennessee first-team, 6A All-State first team, 4-star recruit per 247 composite, Liberty Bowl All-Star game MVP.
Impressive Offers: Auburn, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M.
Projected Position: Cornerback
Quick Take: No, that’s not a typo. Notre Dame thinks Vaughn can be a cornerback at nearly 6-3 and 195-pounds. That says something about the athleticism that he possesses, with DB coach Todd Lyght already doing the inevitable, comparing his skill-set with All-Pro Richard Sherman’s.
From a size perspective alone, Vaughn stands out at the position group on the roster. He’s a rare pull for the Irish staff out of Memphis, played for a premier program in the area and will likely come in as a corner with the positional flexibility to shift to safety if needed.
What he means to the Irish: Another big body and high-level recruit in a reloaded back end of the defense. As the Irish evolve as a program, it’s interesting to see the diverse set of players they’ve recruited to play defense. Vaughn has already displayed big-time production to go along with the lofty projection of his talents. He’ll bring a needed edge to the secondary.
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