Vaughn Carraway, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound four-star wide receiver from Muhlenberg High School in Laureldale, Pa., says he plans to make his decision before the end of summer.
"I'll probably decide before my season starts," Carraway said. "I want it off my shoulders and not to have to worry about it during my senior year."
Carraway, ranked No. 32 in the East by Scout.com, has approximately12 scholarship offers and has narrowed down his list to five. He continues to favor Michigan slightly over Pittsburgh, Boston College, Tennessee and West Virginia. All of his favorites have offered as well as Temple, Akron, Syracuse, Illinois and others.
"I went to Michigan a little while ago and it was great," Carraway said. "I love the stadium because it's huge. I also really like the coaching staff and how hard they practice and work. They just have a great work ethic, plus they are very down-to-earth. I like that they keep me updated on everything going on with the team and practices and stuff."
Carraway has already attended camps at Temple and Syracuse and doesn't plan to go to any others. The only other school he's already visited is Pittsburgh, which is about three to four hours from his home. "They have amazing facilities and my cousin (defensive back Sam Bryant) just graduated from there," Carraway said. "He told me to not let all the recruiting stuff get to me and just do my own thing. He said to try to see as many schools as I can before I make a decision."
He finished his junior season with 545 yards rushing for nine touchdowns. Defensively he had 39 tackles and four sacks.
Early on some schools were recruiting Carraway for cornerback as well, however he says that now everyone wants him at wide receiver. "A lot of schools told me that it was up to me and I like playing receiver more," he said. "I like having the ball in my hands and getting it into the end zone."
The offensive schemes are what appeals to Carraway about Tennessee and West Virginia the most. "I like their style of play," he said. "They are up-tempo and pass the ball a lot."
He reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 930 SAT, which he will retake in the fall.