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Star USC WR Announces NFL Draft Decision

A player stading at the 50 yard line of USC's football field.

LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 9: Reggie Bush #5 of the USC Trojans prays in the middle of the field before the game against the California Golden Bears on October 9, 2004 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

USC football received some good news on Thursday night when wide receiver Tyler Vaughns announced he would be returning to school for his senior season.

Vaughns, an honorable mention All-Pac 12 selection each of the last two seasons, revealed his decision on Twitter.

"I am excited for the opportunity to obtain my goals of earning my degree from USC and competing for a national title as a Trojan," he wrote.

After redshirting in 2016, Vaughns has enjoyed three productive seasons for the Trojans. In 2019, he caught 74 passes for 912 yards and six touchdowns.

For his career. Vaughns has 189 receptions for 2,395 yards and 17 touchdowns. With leading receiver Michael Pittman heading to the NFL, USC will rely on Vaughns and Amon-Ra St. Brown (77-1,042-6 in 2019) as its top pass catchers in 2020.

USC will open its 2020 campaign against Alabama in Arlington, Tex. on Sept. 5.