Vaughn Carraway, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound three-star wide receiver from Muhlenberg High School in Laureldale, Pa., is gearing up to take his first official visit this weekend (Dec. 8) as he visits West Virginia.
"I'm excited about taking a visit there," Carraway said. "They said they really want me to come out and see everything for myself. They said they're sure that I'll love the campus and feel right at home."
Carraway, Scout.com's No. 53 wide receiver, already had an in-home visit from Mountaineers defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel on Monday, Dec. 3.
"West Virginia had a great season overall," he said. "I was really surprised they lost to Pittsburgh (on Dec. 1) though. But Pittsburgh played a great game and played hard to win. I still think West Virginia should be pretty happy about their season. They won the Big East and I think they'll be a top team for a while."
Carraway was supposed to visit Michigan in November for the Ohio State game, but had to reschedule his trip because he had a game the same weekend. Instead, he's visiting the Wolverines on Jan. 17. "I was really surprised that coach Lloyd Carr retired," he said. "I didn't expect him to do that.
"I had an in-home visit from (linebackers) coach Steve Szabo (on Tuesday, Dec. 4)," he said. "He talked about how they are really looking for a great coach to replace coach Carr and want to have someone by the end of the year. He doesn't think there will be major changes at the program and that their history and tradition is very important to them. They are a great team so I'm sure they'll be able to find a great coach."
Although he remains very open, Carraway says the Wolverines continue to lead slightly over West Virginia and Pittsburgh. "I'll take visits to these three schools," he said. "But I'd like to take all five trips if I can. I'm looking at Boston College too, but I haven't talked to their coaches in a little while."
Carraway finished his senior season (9-3) with 50 receptions for 830 yards and 14 touchdowns.
He reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 930 SAT.