The Virginia football team, which wrapped up last week with a pair of commitments, kept its recruiting momentum going Monday. The Cavaliers snared their third prospect in four days and their sixth recruit in June with running back Noah Vaughn to start the week.
The Tennessee recruit announced his choice on Twitter.
— Noah Vaughn (@noahevaughn) June 27, 2022
The 5’9”, 185-pound Vaughn has played running back and cornerback in high school. Vaughn posted 2,378 all-purpose yards with 1,611 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns at Maryville. He also had 15 catches for 320 yards and 447 kick return yards. Per his Hudl profile, he also reports a 4.44 40-yard dash and a 4.02 shuttle run time.
Virginia initially has recruited him as a running back. As a new coaching staff looks to implement a different offensive scheme, building depth in the running back group is a recruiting priority. Virginia took one running back in the 2022 class with Kentucky’s Xavier Brown. Miami (Florida) running back Cody Brown, a sophomore, transferred to UVA for the upcoming season as well. The Cavaliers have also gotten a commitment from Donte Hawthorne out of Massaponax in Virginia.
Vaughn pledged to the Hoos out of Maryville High School in Tennessee. A three-star prospect per 247Sports, he also had offers from Appalachian State, Navy, and Princeton among others. He first reported an offer from UVA on June 21 so he didn’t wait long to make his choice after an unofficial visit that followed a camp opportunity in Charlottesville.
That’s a similar path to a commitment as tight end TeKai Kirby, who made his announcement on Friday. The Cavaliers are up to eight commitments in the 2023 class with Vaughn, Kirby, and Hawthorne being joined by Miles Greene (DL), Jarvis Lee (DB), Rodney Lora (DL), Cole Surber (OL), and Amare Thomas (WR).
Surber was the first commit in the class in late April. Hawthorne followed in May. Then came the momentum in June with six commitments this month so far. The eight prospects represent four in-state schools and three out-of-state schools (Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee).