Rashad Vaughn is ranked at No. 11 on the 2014 ESPN 100, and deservedly so. The rising senior is one of the most dynamic players in his class, possessing superior athleticism and an innate ability to score at will.
At least before an offer was handed to Exum, Vaughn was the Tar Heels' top priority, according to Inside Carolina.
“I actually hear from (North Carolina) now more than I did before,” Vaughn said. “Coach Roy (Williams) calls me more and we talk a lot, and I also talk to Coach Hubert (Davis) and Coach C.B. (McGrath).”
He was admittedly close to committing to UNC after an unofficial visit in March. Unfortunately, he and his parents decided it would be best to play the field for a little while.
And it's a big field he's playing in.
In late July, Vaughn cut his list to 11 potential suitors. Baylor, Iowa State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Connecticut, Kansas, UNLV, Arizona, Georgetown, UCLA and Minnesota are all still in the running for Vaughn's services, and nobody appears to be favored at this point.
One would assume the perennial contenders such as North Carolina, Connecticut, Kansas, Arizona and Georgetown would be highest on his list. But, again, that's just guess work.
Vaughn has shown very few signs of leaning in any direction, aside from his "near" commitment to Chapel Hill. On Monday, Scout.com's Evan Daniels reported the star guard would return to Chapel Hill on September 27. This time, it would be with his parents, which is a very crucial aspect of his recruitment.
Perhaps if they were with him the first time, Roy Williams would already have all of his commitments locked up. It's tough to tell if anyone has an edge on this talented prospect right now.