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New Commit! (Byron Hobbs Vaughns)

Post by aggies22 » January 5th, 2021, 5:19 pm

3* DE/OLB Byron Hobbs Vaughns from the University of Texas. This is a BIG one!! He was damn near a 4* dude coming out of high school.

Kyle Mayberry told me more are coming.

https://247sports.com/player/byron-vaughns-46038529/
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Re: New Commit!

Post by 2004AG » January 5th, 2021, 5:23 pm

I was in wait-and-see mode when Blake was first announced, and I realize we're only a month into this, but, I gotta say, I am extremely impressed so far.
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Re: New Commit!

Post by slcagg » January 5th, 2021, 5:36 pm

aggies22 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:19 pm
3* DE/OLB Byron Hobbs Vaughns from the University of Texas. This is a BIG one!! He was damn near a 4* dude coming out of high school.

Kyle Mayberry told me more are coming.

https://247sports.com/player/byron-vaughns-46038529/
This was one I was hoping for. Awesome!



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Re: New Commit!

Post by Roy McAvoy » January 5th, 2021, 5:38 pm

Guys this is a big time get! I bet we just found our new starter at DE in the 4 man front next season.
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Re: New Commit!

Post by TrueAG » January 5th, 2021, 5:40 pm

What year is he? Grad transfer?



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Re: New Commit!

Post by Aglicious » January 5th, 2021, 5:55 pm

TrueAG wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:40 pm
What year is he? Grad transfer?
RS Sophomore
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Re: New Commit!

Post by 2004AG » January 5th, 2021, 6:00 pm

Aglicious wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:55 pm
TrueAG wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:40 pm
What year is he? Grad transfer?
RS Sophomore
Even better.....



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Re: New Commit!

Post by ShowMeAggie » January 5th, 2021, 6:04 pm

Aglicious wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:55 pm
TrueAG wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:40 pm
What year is he? Grad transfer?
RS Sophomore
but he gets this year back, right?
  • enrolled 2018 (red shirt year?)
  • played 2019 (RS freshman year?)
  • played & entered transfer portal 2020 (RS sophomore year, but should be a freebie?)
so we should/could have him for 3 more years...3 to play 3, as they say?? am i understanding that right?
either way, I am STOKED! Let's get it!
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Re: New Commit!

Post by newhouse9 » January 5th, 2021, 6:10 pm

One of his tweets did say 3 to play 3. Very cool!
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Re: New Commit!

Post by aggies22 » January 5th, 2021, 6:13 pm

ShowMeAggie wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 6:04 pm
Aglicious wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:55 pm
TrueAG wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:40 pm
What year is he? Grad transfer?
RS Sophomore
but he gets this year back, right?
  • enrolled 2018 (red shirt year?)
  • played 2019 (RS freshman year?)
  • played & entered transfer portal 2020 (RS sophomore year, but should be a freebie?)
so we should/could have him for 3 more years...3 to play 3, as they say?? am i understanding that right?
either way, I am STOKED! Let's get it!
100% correct my Aggie brother.
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New Commit!

Post by AGGIEinIOWA » January 5th, 2021, 6:16 pm

Great get! Excited for this commit. Maybe his mom (aka mUTha hustla) can help us hustle some more great recruits too!

https://www.expressnews.com/sports/coll ... 451178.php

We can change it to mUTha huSTla. Image
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Re: New Commit!

Post by Aggie84025 » January 5th, 2021, 6:38 pm

Awesome, did he play much at Texas or was stuck behind some players? This staff is already infusing a lot of excitement into the program.



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Re: New Commit!

Post by JFW_AGGIES » January 5th, 2021, 6:47 pm

Aggie84025 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 6:38 pm
Awesome, did he play much at Texas or was stuck behind some players? This staff is already infusing a lot of excitement into the program.
On his Twitter he has a highlight video from UT, je played a lot on special teams a some on D. He is definitely an athletic freak!!



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Re: New Commit!

Post by JFW_AGGIES » January 5th, 2021, 7:08 pm

aggies22 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:19 pm
3* DE/OLB Byron Hobbs Vaughns from the University of Texas. This is a BIG one!! He was damn near a 4* dude coming out of high school.

Kyle Mayberry told me more are coming.

https://247sports.com/player/byron-vaughns-46038529/
Mayberry is actively recruiting some dudes!! He's all over Twitter if gets some of these guys to come we're going to get this thing flipped quick!!
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Re: New Commit!

Post by cbingham » January 5th, 2021, 7:15 pm

JFW_AGGIES wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 6:47 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 6:38 pm
Awesome, did he play much at Texas or was stuck behind some players? This staff is already infusing a lot of excitement into the program.
On his Twitter he has a highlight video from UT, je played a lot on special teams a some on D. He is definitely an athletic freak!!
While my first love are the Aggies I’m also a UT season ticket holder and follow the Horns closely. He will be a nice player for the Aggies. He played Jack at UT, similar to an Elephant backer in traditional 4-3. He was buried at UT so I’m glad he is moving on. He was a bit undersized but made some great plays on STs. I agree that I could see him fitting into a great rush end in Logan. Good get!
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Re: New Commit!

Post by Aggie19 » January 5th, 2021, 7:16 pm

JFW_AGGIES wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 7:08 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:19 pm
3* DE/OLB Byron Hobbs Vaughns from the University of Texas. This is a BIG one!! He was damn near a 4* dude coming out of high school.

Kyle Mayberry told me more are coming.

https://247sports.com/player/byron-vaughns-46038529/
Mayberry is actively recruiting some dudes!! He's all over Twitter if gets some of these guys to come we're going to get this thing flipped quick!!
Dude is all in, I love the enthusiasm! He's even retweeting Darwin Thompson stuff
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Re: New Commit!

Post by slcagg » January 5th, 2021, 7:19 pm

Aggie19 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 7:16 pm
JFW_AGGIES wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 7:08 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:19 pm
3* DE/OLB Byron Hobbs Vaughns from the University of Texas. This is a BIG one!! He was damn near a 4* dude coming out of high school.

Kyle Mayberry told me more are coming.

https://247sports.com/player/byron-vaughns-46038529/
Mayberry is actively recruiting some dudes!! He's all over Twitter if gets some of these guys to come we're going to get this thing flipped quick!!
Dude is all in, I love the enthusiasm! He's even retweeting Darwin Thompson stuff
They are both from the same area in Oklahoma. Probably know each other at least a little.
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Re: New Commit!

Post by BLUERUFiO » January 5th, 2021, 7:42 pm

Our amazing recruiting staff is already pulling through. Good things to come, folks! And they’re just getting started.
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Re: New Commit!

Post by ineptimusprime » January 5th, 2021, 7:59 pm

I’m excited Mayberry is out recruiting, but you guys would think having spent time with me that you’d already know a little Jayhawk goes a long way in benefitting USU sports. :lol:
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Re: New Commit!

Post by slcagg » January 5th, 2021, 8:06 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 7:59 pm
I’m excited Mayberry is out recruiting, but you guys would think having spent time with me that you’d already know a little Jayhawk goes a long way in benefitting USU sports. :lol:
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Re: New Commit!

Post by bullshot » January 5th, 2021, 8:18 pm

Are we not in a “dead period” for recruiting? How can they be out recruiting?
Anyone?



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Re: New Commit!

Post by bullshot » January 5th, 2021, 8:20 pm

Are we not in a “dead period” for recruiting? How can they be out recruiting?
Anyone?



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Re: New Commit!

Post by aggies22 » January 5th, 2021, 9:17 pm

Aggie19 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 7:16 pm
JFW_AGGIES wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 7:08 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:19 pm
3* DE/OLB Byron Hobbs Vaughns from the University of Texas. This is a BIG one!! He was damn near a 4* dude coming out of high school.

Kyle Mayberry told me more are coming.

https://247sports.com/player/byron-vaughns-46038529/
Mayberry is actively recruiting some dudes!! He's all over Twitter if gets some of these guys to come we're going to get this thing flipped quick!!
Dude is all in, I love the enthusiasm! He's even retweeting Darwin Thompson stuff
Kyle and Darwin are friends.



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Re: New Commit!

Post by aggies22 » January 5th, 2021, 9:19 pm

bullshot wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Are we not in a “dead period” for recruiting? How can they be out recruiting?
Anyone?
These offers went out prior to the dead period beginning. The dead period only prohibits schools from talking to players. It does NOT prohibit players from making verbal commitments.



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Re: New Commit!

Post by AGGIEinIOWA » January 5th, 2021, 9:23 pm

aggies22 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 9:19 pm
bullshot wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Are we not in a “dead period” for recruiting? How can they be out recruiting?
Anyone?
These offers went out prior to the dead period beginning. The dead period only prohibits schools from talking to players. It does NOT prohibit players from making verbal commitments.
When does the dead period end? Just wondering when staff can start making offers and contacting recruits again. Isn't the next signing period in February?



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Re: New Commit!

Post by Roy McAvoy » January 5th, 2021, 9:26 pm

aggies22 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 9:17 pm
Aggie19 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 7:16 pm
JFW_AGGIES wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 7:08 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:19 pm
3* DE/OLB Byron Hobbs Vaughns from the University of Texas. This is a BIG one!! He was damn near a 4* dude coming out of high school.

Kyle Mayberry told me more are coming.

https://247sports.com/player/byron-vaughns-46038529/
Mayberry is actively recruiting some dudes!! He's all over Twitter if gets some of these guys to come we're going to get this thing flipped quick!!
Dude is all in, I love the enthusiasm! He's even retweeting Darwin Thompson stuff
Kyle and Darwin are friends.
Well then, to that I say, thank you Matt Wells.
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Re: New Commit!

Post by aggies22 » January 5th, 2021, 10:00 pm

AGGIEinIOWA wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 9:23 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 9:19 pm
bullshot wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Are we not in a “dead period” for recruiting? How can they be out recruiting?
Anyone?
These offers went out prior to the dead period beginning. The dead period only prohibits schools from talking to players. It does NOT prohibit players from making verbal commitments.
When does the dead period end? Just wondering when staff can start making offers and contacting recruits again. Isn't the next signing period in February?
I believe the contact period begins on January 15th.



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Re: New Commit!

Post by ususports » January 6th, 2021, 2:01 am

aggies22 wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 5:19 pm
This is a BIG one!!
Not the first time I’ve been told that. ;)
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Re: New Commit!

Post by Sl7vk » January 6th, 2021, 8:42 am

I'm enjoying the beginnings of watching this coaching staff shatter so many of the myths that have been sold by previous regimes that weren't good at their jobs.

Logan is not hard to recruit.
USU is a desirable place both athletically and academically.
USU has excellent facilities compared to most.
Cold/Warm weather is not a deciding factor on where kids go to school.
We don't have to recruit a small niche of players to overcome these "disadvantages."

We should never have accepted settling with these excuses, and now we are in the early stages of seeing why.
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Re: New Commit!

Post by NowhereLandAggie » January 6th, 2021, 10:18 am

Not being a downer, just a real question. It is nice that he was a 4 * guy out of High School, but if he was so talented why is he leaving Texas? If his chances of seeing the field were low there, is he really a game changer here?

Again I know good players do transfer, just curious more on his backstory.



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Re: New Commit!

Post by slcagg » January 6th, 2021, 10:34 am

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January 6th, 2021, 10:18 am
Not being a downer, just a real question. It is nice that he was a 4 * guy out of High School, but if he was so talented why is he leaving Texas? If his chances of seeing the field were low there, is he really a game changer here?

Again I know good players do transfer, just curious more on his backstory.
Part could be recruiting rankings aren’t always accurate. Part of it could be he is surrounded by other 4 stars (he is young, could be older 4 stars). Either way I love this kids physical and athletic traits. We don’t get many kids like this often.
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Re: New Commit!

Post by Agsman » January 6th, 2021, 10:40 am

Hey negative Nancy! Stop trying to piss in our cheerios!

My bet is playing time. But Maybe he didn't like what the new coaching staff was doing at Texas. . Maybe he wanted to ski beav.

For me, It's easy to get excited about these transfers. For the most part (with 1 big exception) when we've brought in these p5 transfers, it usually works out well for us. Especially when they address some glaring needs.

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Re: New Commit!

Post by AGGIEinIOWA » January 6th, 2021, 10:43 am

NowhereLandAggie wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 10:18 am
Not being a downer, just a real question. It is nice that he was a 4 * guy out of High School, but if he was so talented why is he leaving Texas? If his chances of seeing the field were low there, is he really a game changer here?

Again I know good players do transfer, just curious more on his backstory.
I'm sure there are others more familiar with the Texas program that could answer your question better than I, but this is my take. He was a 3* player that had tremendous upside coming out of high school but was a little lean and needed a redshirt year to put on weight. He was about 216 and coaches said he needed to get to 240-250 to play the role they wanted him to play. I think he also had some HS injuries to recover from perhaps. Then for his RS Fr season he was behind some upperclassmen and didn't play much OLB but was a regular on special teams as he was still bulking up. Then this last season he opted out and didn't end up playing and entered the portal mid-season.

Not sure why he is leaving Texas but I do know Texas had a couple top 5 recruiting classes after Byron was recruited and there were some high rated players at his position signed. Maybe he didn't see himself surpassing some of them. I also know Herman made some big shake-ups in the coaching staff prior to last season and then again some writing on the wall this season. There has also been some negative recruiting going on from within the UT program and some unhappy players under Herman's watch. He may just be looking for a better situation. I also read that Anderson had recruited him to ASU out of high school and already had a relationship established. He may have transferred to ASU had Anderson still been there. Either way, I think we are getting a difference maker at the MW level. Watching what limited film there is of him out there, it is very aparent that he is exceptionally athletic for his size and has great wingspan. I've read that Vaughn is up to 235-240 lbs and over 6'4". I'm envisioning a reincarnation of Tipa.
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Re: New Commit!

Post by Slim80 » January 6th, 2021, 10:59 am

slcagg wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 10:34 am
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January 6th, 2021, 10:18 am
Not being a downer, just a real question. It is nice that he was a 4 * guy out of High School, but if he was so talented why is he leaving Texas? If his chances of seeing the field were low there, is he really a game changer here?

Again I know good players do transfer, just curious more on his backstory.
Part could be recruiting rankings aren’t always accurate. Part of it could be he is surrounded by other 4 stars (he is young, could be older 4 stars). Either way I love this kids physical and athletic traits. We don’t get many kids like this often.
It's Texas! He's surrounded by other incredible athletes. Schools like Texas are loaded with talent from top to bottom. Don't get down on this kid at all. Give him a chance to prove what he can do.



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Re: New Commit!

Post by TheAKAggie » January 6th, 2021, 11:18 am

Agsman wrote:Hey negative Nancy! Stop trying to piss in our cheerios! Image

My bet is playing time. But Maybe he didn't like what the new coaching staff was doing at Texas. . Maybe he wanted to ski beav.

For me, It's easy to get excited about these transfers. For the most part (with 1 big exception) when we've brought in these p5 transfers, it usually works out well for us. Especially when they address some glaring needs.

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