Vaughn Carraway, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound four-star wide receiver started his season with a five reception, 80-yards, two touchdown performance as Muhlenberg High School (Laureldale, Pa.), beat Boyertown 43-0.
Carraway, who has approximately a dozen scholarship offers, has three schools that he plans to visit. "The three visits I plan to take for sure are Michigan, West Virginia and Pittsburgh," Carraway said. "But I'm still looking at others too.
"I'm thinking of taking all my visits and just taking it slow," he said. "I'm still pretty open and not really decided yet. They are all recruiting me pretty hard and I like a bunch of programs. The only school that I haven't been hearing from recently is Tennessee. It's been a bit since I've been in contact with them.
"I'm really close to setting up a visit with Michigan," Carraway said. "I already talked with the coaches about it and it's going to be soon."
Carraway, ranked the No. 48 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, says the Wolverines still lead slightly. He also admits he was more than slightly stunned by their loss to Appalachian State.
"Appalachian State really wanted it," he said. "It happens and the better team won that day. It came down to the last play and was a great game. Appalachian State just made it happen and Michigan came up short, but overall that doesn't matter. I think Michigan will get it back this week and still have a great season. It's not like I'm not going to look at them just because they lost. They are still a great program."
While the Wolverines loss surprised Carraway, he says the Mountaineers and Panthers impressed him. "I haven't been to West Virginia yet, but the coaches seem really cool," he said. "They seem like guys that I could get along with. Also, I like their offense and they said that I'd fit in perfect."
Carraway's cousin, defensive back Sam Bryant, just graduated from Pittsburgh and has a lot of good things to say about the Panthers. "He says that it's a great school and that they have it all," Carraway said. "They seem like a good program, but Sam says that I shouldn't rush things and that once I find a school that's right for me…I'll know.
"I'm looking for a school with everything," he said. "I want it all. I want a great education, a good football team and a coach that really cares for his players."
He reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 930 SAT, which he plans to retake this fall.