July 21, 2009

Vaughters enjoys Dawg Night

An injured wrist kept James Vaughters from actively participating in last weekend's Dawg Night festivities but the Tucker junior was certainly the focus of considerable attention.

And why not?

The 6-foot-2, 223-pounder who will play defensive end this fall received plenty of love from the likes of defensive coordinator Willie Martinez and Rodney Garner, who would love nothing more than eventually land a commitment from the player who is looking like an early Top 10 talent next year.

"They all seemed to do a good job of paying close attention when I was there," Vaughters told UGASports. "I'm getting acquainted with the coaching staff and really accustomed to seeing the Georgia campus."

Of course Georgia isn't the only school showing Vaughters plenty of love.

Beside the Bulldogs, the likeable young man already has a slew offers from a number of big-time programs, including Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio State, Stanford among many others.

He has an upcoming trip to the West Coast to visit USC and UCLA.

"You see schools like Ohio State, USC and Georgia, you start to see a lot of the head coaches and they talk about a lot of similar things and they have very similar recipes for success," Vaughters said. "It's good to see that Georgia is up with those schools when it comes to things that they value and the way they go about doing things. They're going to win and they're going to do it right."

He's also impressed what Georgia has to offer as far as its academic facilities are concerned.

Although he did not tour the facilities on this most recent trip, he has before.

"The last time I was here I was able to sit down with the leader of the business school and he told me a lot of the classes I would have to take," he said. "Georgia he No. 17 business school and I like that because I pan on studying business when I get to college. It's real good to see Georgia is right up there when it comes to their business school."

After his upcoming trip to California, Vaughters will begin to focus on his upcoming year at Tucker.

"I had a slight wrist fracture so I'm going to continue and try to strengthen it, get faster, get my core stronger and certain other things to help me improve my game," Vaughters said. "My goal is to be unblockable on every play."

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