4-Star Recruit Has Fun at Auburn's Junior Day

A highly regarded football prospect discusses his junior day experience in Auburn.

Columbus, Ga.--Unlike his junior day visit to Tennessee a week earlier, Brian Vogler says he did not encounter any screaming football coaches removing articles of clothing in an effort to impress him and other prospects.

"It was definitely different than Tennessee's," Vogler says of his visit to Auburn on Saturday. "There was no ripping shirts off or anything like that."

Vogler and other junior prospects from around the southeast toured Auburn's facilities and got a chance to meet new Auburn head coach Gene Chizik and his staff.

"I don't really know how to describe it," he says of his junior day visit to Auburn. "It felt like the coaches were doing more of just trying to connect with everybody and trying to get to know everybody. I had a lot of fun."

The 6-7 1/2, 245-pound tight end from Brookstone High School has approximately a dozen scholarship offers from major programs, including one from Auburn.

"I got to meet some of the Auburn coaches," he says. "That was my major concern. I didn't really know much about Auburn. I learned about the offense. Coach (Gus) Malzahn and Coach (Jay) Boulware they are really helping me out to understand the offense."

Malzahn is the new offensive coordinator for the Tigers. His Tulsa teams led the nation in total yardage the past two seasons. Boulware came with Chizik from Iowa State and will coach tight ends in addition to coordinating special teams.

Vogler notes that the Auburn coaches showed him video of how the offense works. "They showed me where I would line up and the kind of routes I have to run in the offense," says Vogler, who notes that he is familiar with the success the Tulsa offense had under Malzahn's watch.

"Everybody wants to play for the best," Vogler says. "They have definitely proved it the past couple of years with his style of offense."


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