After the disappointment of not landing the No. 1 overall recruiting, Andrew Wiggins, the North Carolina coaches and fans turned their eyes elsewhere. Most fans began to focus on Rashad Vaughn, the No. 6 overall player in the class of 2014.
News broke early yesterday that North Carolina nearly landed their next puzzle piece for 2014. That being Vaughn himself.
Vaughn visited recently during the home game against the Duke Blue Devils, but decided to hold off for the time being.
“I went down there with my family and my coaches,” Vaughn said. “I liked the atmosphere of the Duke game and I have a good relationship with all the coaches. But I got back home and me and my parents talked about it, and we decided to just wait.”
Now his recruitment is once again wide open.
Vaughn has received offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida State, Iowa, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Nebraska, Oregon State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
North Carolina is said to remain the favorite to land the talented 6-5, 190 pound shooting guard from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Roy has made an in-home visit with Vaughn and his family as well in addition to Vaughn’s visit to Chapel Hill.
With plenty of time remaining before the final day to sign National Letters of Intent, I don’t see an official decision coming soon from Vaughn. However, it could, but more than likely one will come in the fall.