CB Donte Vaughn
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.