Tyler Vaughns is committed to USC. The nation’s No. 1 receiver, per the 247sports composite rankings, told SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner that USC and Alabama are his top schools.
He even felt Alabama had a good chance of flipping him. Yet there’s another team he wouldn’t mind hearing from.
That’s Kirby Smart’s surging Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia picked up an out-of-the-blue commitment on Thursday night from 4-star receiver Riley Ridley.
Could there be another late push for Vaughns in the cards?
Well, no. At least not yet.
The 6-foot-2, 177-pounder told DawgNation earlier this season he’d always been intrigued by UGA. He said when he made his commitment to the Trojans that the Bulldogs were his third choice behind Alabama.
“I thought I was still going to take an official visit to Georgia and I was only going to take three but I didn’t get that one,” Vaughns said. “I never heard any more from Georgia.”
He’s only planning to take two official visits at this time, but he has a window for a third. Washington State is also recruiting him hard at this time.
“I will still take a visit,” Vaughns said. “I didn’t get a holler back from Georgia when I was trying to set up my official visits. I’ve got the weekend of the 30th open in January. That would be my last one. I’d probably take one to Georgia if they offered me an official visit.”
And before we quickly surmise that this is just another top recruit just looking to take another free trip, there’s also this nugget: His aunt lives less than five miles away from Sanford Stadium.
“I thought I was going to take an official visit to Georgia in the end,” Vaughns said. “I would’ve taken that one but Georgia stopped recruiting me after I committed. It is a school I really like. I can’t say the staff is a factor or not right now because I really don’t know the staff like that. I would’ve taken an official visit to Georgia probably but I never heard a holler back from them.”
Vaughns is considered the No. 30 player in the nation this year and the No. 5 player from the state of California.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.