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Vann Checks Out Schools

South Bend (Ind.) Adams junior athlete Shaq Vann led the Eagles to one of its more successful seasons in decades this past year and college coaches have noticed.

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound versatile Vann rushed for 721 yards and seven touchdowns while adding another 567 yards receiving and six more scores. Vann also returned a kick for a touchdown as Adams finished the year 9-3 in advancing to the sectional championship.

A few of the schools recruiting Vann includes Indiana, Cincinnati and Ball State, three places he had an opportunity to visit this fall.

Vann’s first trip was to the Hoosiers campus in October to see Indiana take on Ohio State.

“I’ve been talking back and forth with them about their program and the atmosphere was nice and the fans were into it,” Vann recapped.

An offer from the Hoosiers would put Indiana in a good spot.

“It’s real close to home and I kind of want to stay home but you never know.”

Vann recently attended the Cincinnati-Rutgers game on Nov. 17.

“It was real nice,” Vann said. “I liked the campus. If felt as a family and they were real hands on. They talked a lot about academics and that was big because my mom is big on academics. My major, I might want to do sports broadcasting and they have a good program for that so that was very nice.”

Vann was on campus for Ball State’s victory over Ohio on Nov. 14.

“I like them,” he said. “My mom went there so you always have to consider that. It’s close to home also. They’re a good program, 9-3 this year.”

Vann doesn’t have any junior day visits planned. This summer he’ll hit several camps with Notre Dame’s already on the schedule.

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