CB Donte Vaughn

Staff reports
ND Insider

Measurables: 6-3, 195

School: Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven

Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 20 S.

247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 31 CB.

Notable numbers: Vaughn manned the secondary for a defense that allowed only 13.6 points per game in his senior season.

First scholarship offer: Auburn.

Best advice I received through the recruiting process: Just stay grinding and keep your head on straight.

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Smooth.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: I can’t say there’s something I won’t miss because all of it is a blessing.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: After I got on campus and they showed me all of the facilities, it was a lock.

My secret off-the-field talent: Cutting hair.

Song on my iPod I’m embarrassed to tell people about: “Mine” by Beyoncé featuring Drake.

Sports idol: Patrick Peterson.

Preferred social media: Twitter.

Favorite football accomplishment: Winning a state championship.

Dream job (other than the NFL): Owning an NFL franchise.

Defensive backs coach Todd Lyght on Vaughn: "Donte Vaughn is a bigger body, really long. He’s an elite player out of Tennessee. He’s the type of player who can become a shutdown corner with his size and athleticism."


Audio: Notre Dame defensive backs coach Todd Lyght talks about the potential of his seven defensive back signees.

Notre Dame CB commit Donte Vaughn. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)