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Rashad Vaughn is close to trimming his list to seven or eight schools, he told SNY.tv Monday night.
“I haven’t sat down with my family yet but I’m looking to cut it down in the near future, probably like eight or seven,” the 6-foot-5 2014 guard from Robbinsdale Cooper (MN) said by phone.
Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Iowa State, Florida, Minnesota, Texas, Maryland, Baylor, Tennessee and Georgetown are among the schools recruiting Vaughn hard.
He declined to say which schools would make his final list.
As first reported by SNY.tv, Vaughn recently met with Carolina coach Roy Williams and he said it went “well.”
“The meeting went well,” Vaughn said. “We sat down and he talked to my parents and stuff so the meeting went well.
“He is looking for another wing player and they need my shooting and scoring ability and stuff like that.”
Vaughn said he hadn’t met with any other coaches recently, but he did say that he is still considering Minnesota, the home-state school, despite the recent firing of Tubby Smith, who later took the Texas Tech job.
“Yeah, that’s the home tea so they will always be on my list,” Vaughn said. “The new coach is going to have a lot of work to do.”
Vaughn said he has no timetable on a commitment.
“I don’t know but sometime in my senior year,” he said. “Whenever it feels right.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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