On Jan. 14, 2016, REV football’s standout wide receiver, Khris Vaughn, made his long awaited commitment to the University of California, Davis.
After receiving offers from multiple Division I colleges, Vaughn would officially sign with the Aggies on the National Signing Day of Feb. 3.
He states that he made the decision to commit to UC Davis due to, “the coaches and the program that they are building,” in addition to the team being so eager to win, as, “they all had a passion for football.”
Vaughn also noted that the coaches at the university were, “extremely loyal and helpful,” in the whole process of his commitment.
Having played football since freshman year, the future Aggie has had many inspirations in his life, including NFL players, Brandin Cooks and Cordarrelle Patterson, as well as his former teammate, Malik Lovette. Lovette, who currently plays football for the University of Oregon, served as REV’s star running back/wide receiver during Vaughn’s sophomore and junior seasons, helping lead the team to both CIF and State Championships in 2014.
Vaughn, who was a three year varsity player, also provided a key role in the Wildcats’ championship run during his junior year, as he caught 65 passes for 1,270 yards and 16 touchdowns on the season.
After being destined for an impressive senior year, the wide receiver obtained a serious leg injury in the team’s win against Rancho Verde on Sept. 18, sidelining him for a large part of the season. Despite his injury, Vaughn was able to bring in 27 receptions for 408 yards and four touchdowns in just seven games.
When asked about his three year varsity career, he explained that, “My sophomore year, I learned the meaning of hard work, while junior year, I learned how to be a champion, and during my senior year, I learned how to be a leader and the meaning of being humbled.”
The Wildcat will begin his four years at UC Davis at the end of June, as he looks to make a strong athletic presence there, as well as value his education, hoping, “to maintain at least a 3.3 GPA.”