Donovan Kaufman, a safety from Metairie, La., has signed with Vanderbilt.
Kaufman, a 5-foot-9, 185 pound prospect, is rated 3-stars by 247Sports.com and 4-stars to Rivals.com. Kaufman also received offers from Florida State, Ole Miss, Colorado, Baylor, Memphis and Boston College.
Kaufman originally committed to Vanderbilt on June 25, 2019. At his signing ceremony on Wednesday he initially showed only two hats on the table for Florida State and Ole Miss. However, he reached under the table and pulled out a Vanderbilt hat which he placed on his head proudly.
Donovan Kaufman Scouting Report
Donovan Kaufman looks like he’ll be a solid cornerback because of his height. Reads the quarterback well at 03:05 and almost comes away with one. Punishes with deceptive speed. Returned both kicks and interceptions for scores. Good body control and feet. Physical does well in bump in coverage. Changes direction and keeps with runners well. May not be the prototype but makes up for it in toughness and sheer ability in playing press, off and zone coverage well.
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) February 5, 2020