Vaughn Carraway, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound wide receiver from Muhlenberg High School in Laureldale (Pa.), says all of his favorites have offered and Michigan leads slightly over Tennessee (verbal offer only), West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Boston College. The Scout.com four-star prospect claims to also have offers from Connecticut, Temple, Syracuse and another verbal from Penn State.
“Michigan is still at the top,” Carraway said. “I've kept in contact with Coach (Steve) Szabo mostly. He said they haven’t decided if they want me for offense or defense yet. I really like their coaching staff and the way they practice.
“I’ve been there a couple of times,” he added. “I want to visit one time again before the season and then go again for a game. That will probably be my official visit.
Carraway said he was surprised to receive his offer from Tennessee. “The coaches came to my school and told my coaches that they were offering me and my teammate, Jeremy Rodriguez (linebacker). They want me for receiver. My coaches were excited because they said Tennessee had never been to our school before.
“I’ve never been there, but I would like to go check it out. I like the southern schools and it’s a really good program. I have family that lives in Jacksonville, Fla., which is about three hours away from Tennessee. I’ll probably take an official visit sometime this summer.
“I like West Virginia a lot,” Carraway said. “They offered about two or three weeks ago. I talk to Coach (Bill) Kirelawich, their d-line coach. He said they want me to be their ‘go-to guy’ and that if I did well in practice I could see some early play time.
“I like that West Virginia uses a passing offense and the way they mix it in with other options. I’m not sure if I’m going to take an official visit yet or not.
“Pittsburgh is up there too,” said Carraway, who is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 24 prospect on the East Hot 100 team. “They offered me about four weeks ago. I really like the coaches there and the campus is really cool. My cousin, Sam Bryant (safety), went there and he’s said it’s a really cool place to go. I went to their junior day and really liked everything, but I’m not sure if I’ll take an official visit yet.
“I like Boston College also,” he said. “They offered about three weeks ago. I don’t know much about the school. I want to take a visit there. I know they have a great graduation rate and it’s an excellent school. I talk to the coaches once in a while. They just check in to make sure I’m working on my grades. I’m going to take a visit soon. I’m not sure if it will be an official or unofficial yet.”
Carraway says he want to commit sooner rather than later. “I think I’ll commit before the season. I would like to go into this year without any weight on my shoulders, so I can focus on my game.
“I have good hand-eye coordination. I have quick moves and I have good acceleration off the ball,” he said. “I want to work on my route-running. I think it’s there, but you can always improve.”
He benches 230 pounds and squats 340.
Carraway claims a 935 SAT and retook the test in May.