Big Tight End A Busy Man This Spring

Talented Brian Vogler talks recruiting and his plans for the spring.

Columbus, Ga.--One of the top tight ends in the country, Brookstone's Brian Vogler is a mountain of a high school junior that has already started receiving attention from top schools around the country. Closing in on 10 offers, Vogler says that at the moment he's just trying to cope with all the attention coming his way.

"It has been pretty hectic," Vogler tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I think I'm up to eight or nine offers."

Currently holding offers from Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Kentucky, Tennessee, Clemson, Duke, Maryland, and Stanford, the 6-7 ½, 240 Vogler is already a hot commodity on the recruiting trail. Ranked as a four-star prospect by, he says right now he's in no hurry to make a decision and will just look for the right fit in a school.

"I'm still pretty wide open to everybody," Vogler says. "The coaches will definitely play a major part knowing that you have to go somewhere you can trust the coaches 100 percent and know they support you no matter what. You also have to look at the offense they're running and if it fits your style of play and how well you could adapt to that. How my family feels about it would be a major factor as well.

One of the schools that Vogler is looking at is Auburn. Brining in new coordinator Gus Malzahn from Tulsa, the Tigers will feature a wide open brand of football that Vogler says is exciting for an offensive player.

"I haven't gotten much time to talk with many of the coaches," Vogler says. "I've talked to coach (Tracy) Rocker once since they've gotten the new staff. I know a little bit about their offense they are bringing in. It's going to be similar to the one Tulsa ran last year with the no-huddle spread."

Recruiting has changed in recent years with junior days becoming increasingly popular at schools around the country. Vogler says he recently made a visit to a SEC school and is also thinking about taking visits to Tennessee this weekend and Auburn on March 7 if his schedule permits.

"I went to Alabama this past weekend," Vogler says. "It went really good. Me and my family had some one-on-one time with coach (Nick) Saban for about 30 minutes. They just showed us all the facilities and told us how important it was to make sure you remember you're going to school and not just playing football. You've got to get a good education."

Also a standout basketball player, Vogler averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds per game as a junior. That's not a surprise considering that was his sport of choice until his sophomore season when friends convinced him to play football. That has now paid off as he's going to have the chance to play football in college, although he notes he may not be done with basketball just yet.

"Auburn has told me if I were to go to Auburn I could play basketball," Vogler says. "So has Kentucky. I would like to do that, but just thinking about it I would probably die if I tried to do that."

With a personal-best 40-yard dash time of 4.7 seconds last spring, Vogler possesses good hands and a physical presence on the football field. As a junior he 20 passes for 480 yards and six touchdowns.

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