Vaughn Carraway, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound three-star wide receiver from Muhlenberg High School in Laureldale, Pa., has helped lead his team to a 7-1 record. Carraway has 30 catches for about 500 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Carraway still has 12 scholarship offers and still favors Michigan slightly over Boston College, West Virginia and Pittsburgh, amongst others. "They are all really close right now and it's hard to choose a favorite," Carraway said. "I'm going to be looking at their academics and want to check out the campus and the area and make sure it's somewhere I can fit it. I don't really care if it's a big city or small town, but I'm more of a city guy."
On Nov. 17, Carraway will be officially visiting Michigan for the Ohio State game. "I think Michigan will come away with a win," he said. "I know they lost early this year, but I don't think they'll lose again this season. At this point I think they could beat any team they play.
Carraway, ranked as the No. 53 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, admits that the team that has impressed him the most this season has been Boston College. "They are doing really good and I hope they'll be able to get into the national championship game," he said. "They've really impressed me a lot this year. I really like their offense.
"The coaches are real cool and they talk to me on a regular basis," he said referring to the Boston College coaches. "They really want me to visit them and think that I'd be able to fit right in. They say that I'll love Boston and the whole area."
Although it won't be an official visit, Carraway says he may be attending the West Virginia/Rutgers game (at Rutgers) on Oct. 27. He already attended the Rutgers/South Florida game last Thursday (Oct. 18). "I like Rutgers too," he said. "They are recruiting me, but haven't offered yet. They've just been inviting me to games.
"The USF game was great," he said of the Scarlet Knights upset of the then No. 2 ranked Bulls. "It was really exciting, but Rutgers had the home field advantage and I kind of knew that they'd win."
Another team whose success has impressed Carraway this season is West Virginia. "I really like West Virginia's high-tempo offense and I love how the just come right at you," he said. "They told me that they'd be able to get me the ball a lot and they like how I'd fit into their offense."
He reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 930 SAT. Carraway says he plans to retake the SAT, but has not scheduled a date yet.