It's not often a recruiting list that includes three of the biggest powerhouses in college basketball has two other schools at the top of the pecking order.

But that's how it was for Rashad Vaughn, who had Iowa State and UNLV ahead of Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas. As the best uncommitted guard remaining in the class of 2014, much of the suspense in the recruiting world revolved around him. On Tuesday night, Vaughn ended his recruitment.

The 6-foot-5 guard from Findlay Prep (Nev.) announced on CBS Sports Network that he was heading to UNLV.

In the end, the Runnin' Rebels had the edge of proximity and familiarity. Moving from Minnesota to Nevada to attend Findlay meant Vaughn was able to see games and practices on a regular basis, building a relationship with head coach Dave Rice and his staff. Moreover, the Rebels also had a very good relationship with Vaughn's mentor/advisor, Pete Kaffey, who is now an assistant at Findlay. Keeping Vaughn in the desert is a huge coup for Rice and assistant coach Todd Simon, who landed talented players on a consistent basis when he was at Findlay.