La Puente Bishop Amat receiver Tyler Vaughns used to be easily identified during the seven-on-seven season because he always wore a backward USC baseball hat.
But this summer the top 2016 recruit ditched his signature cap.
"People were taking it to a different level, thinking, 'Oh, he's wearing that hat so he's going there.' I used to just wear it for fun," Vaughns said Saturday at B2G's Elite Camp in Thousand Oaks.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Vaughns has 19 scholarship offers and has narrowed his list to 11 favorites: Alabama, Arizona State, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State.
Vaughns said he created the list "based off communication with the coaches."
Vaughns will visit Alabama, Georgia and Florida this month when he travels to Bradenton, Fla., for the IMG seven-on-seven national championship.
He said he would commit before the high school season starts, but will follow the commitment with five official visits.
"I just want to make sure I made the right decision and everything and make sure I didn't make a mistake," he said.