The most striking thing that jumps out about Vaughn (aside from his insane nose for the football and overall athleticism) is his size. At 6″3, Vaughn stands as the tallest DB recruit to sign with Notre Dame in the Brian Kelly era. With the speed and size of running backs and wideouts in modern college football, this level of athlete cannot be undervalued.
Vaughn projects as a safety, although Notre Dame recruiting coordinator Mike Elston and Todd Lyght both recruited him as a boundary corner, meant to match up against larger wideouts.
Vaughn ranks as the 7th overall player from the state of Tennessee and the 20th overall Safety in the class.
Really couldn't sleep . Kinda feel like Christmas back in the day???
— Donte' Vaughn (@_cavtion_) February 3, 2016