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Vaughan Coming Down To The Wire
Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic fullback/tight end/linebacker Dan Vaughan has two official visits scheduled next week with Syracuse and Stanford. He will then have a decision to make. This weekend he made the short trip to Pittsburgh to check out the Panthers. We then went to dinner at Dave and Buster's and our parents went to Monterey Bay," Vaughan said. "I had a pretty good time. After dinner we went out with our host's. My host's were John Pelusi and Shane Murray." Pelusi and Murray were members of a state championship team themselves at Pittsburgh Central Catholic and are familiar people to Vaughan. "It was nice being around guy's I already knew," he said. "They didn't force anything on me at all. They just told me how they liked it there and they answered any questions that I had about it. On Saturday, after touring campus and checking out the Cathedral of Learning it was on to the Peterson Events Center for the panthers basketball game against Seton Hall. Vaughan who is one of the area's top wrestlers tried his best to stay interested in the hoops action. "I had a good time," Vaughan said. "It was fun hanging out with the players." On Sunday, Vaughan had a chance to talk to the Panthers coaching staff including Dave Wannstedt, Greg Gattuso and Brian Angelichio. "They like me as a hybrid type linebacker," Vaughan explained. "I could be a guy they can use to get after the quarterback. They really didn't pressure me to commit or anything. It was just talk about football and how they would use me." He does hear quite a bit about Pitt from quarterback Tino Sunseri. "We always talk about it," Vaughan said of the possibility of the quartet going to the same school. "Me, Tino and Tags (Andrew Taglianetti) have discussed it. Quentin Williams also, I think if we'd go there that he would seriously consider it as well." Vaughan will visit Syracuse and Stanford next week and then he will likely make a decision soon after. "I think I'll probably decide soon after my visits next week," he said. Vaughan is taking a sabbatical from wrestling for the time being while he finishes up the recruiting process. Vaughan was a huge part of the Vikings state championship run this year. "It was just a great feeling," Vaughan explained. "It was the perfect ending to a great season."
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