Former Illini running back transfers to Vanderbilt
Ke’Shawn Vaughn is heading back to his hometown.
On Tuesday, the former Illinois running back tweeted from his personal account that he would be continuing his academic and athletic career at Vanderbilt:
— Ke'Shawn Vaughn (@ThaLa5tKing) January 31, 2017
In January, Vaughn made the decision to transfer from Illinois after being benched for other running backs Kendrick Foster and Reggie Corbin. He was expected to be the top back for the Illini but couldn’t get enough momentum after Lovie Smith’s arrival in Champaign.
Vaughn finished his sophomore season at Illinois with just 301 yards and three TDs on 60 carries. As a freshman in 2015, his numbers were doubled, rushing for 723 yards and six scores in 11 games.
Vaughn is a native of Nashville and came to Champaign as a four-star recruit and the No. 20 running back in the 2015 class, per 247 Sports.
In 2016, Vanderbilt finished the year 6-7 but ranked 10th in the SEC in rushing offense, averaging 164.2 yards per game.
It should be interesting to see how Vaughn fits into the mix for the Commodores.