"I am decommitted from North Carolina State," said Vogt Friday night, just one day after the Gators announced that Holliday is the newest member of the UF staff. "Florida is now officially at the top of my list."
It was a combination of events that brought about the change of heart for Vogt. First, he received a visit from Florida coaches at his school. Next Holliday left the NC State staff to join the Gators. That's all Vogt needed to hear.
"Just recently, Florida came to my school before I knew about the whole Doc thing and that got me showing interest," Vogt said. "Then Holliday left (NC State), so Florida is my top school right now."
Holiday, known for his relentless and effective recruiting of the South Florida area, hasn't even stepped foot in Gainesville, but Vogt is anxious to talk to him. Vogt says the two of them have been playing phone tag the last day or so, but he's eager to talk to the coach he wants to follow.
"Florida is perfect and it's not too far from home," he said. "I really don't think it can get better then that."
For a Gator team thin in linebacker, Vogt's interest in Florida may have brought some early "Holliday cheer" for the Gator Nation.