Bogard, 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, is a hard-hitting, four-star safety prospect, and one of the top-rated players in Ohio for 2012. He enjoyed his trip to USC.
"I had a great visit to USC and things went well," Bogard stated. "I got a chance to hang out with (former teammate) Aundrey Walker, which was cool. I had a lot of fun, and it was a different culture from where I'm from. USC was a lot different from Ohio State, and I'm more familiar with Ohio State."
"Everything was nice about USC, and I loved the campus, but I'm very comfortable with Ohio State," he admitted. "The visit pretty much locked me in to Ohio State, but I don't know yet for sure. My recruiting situation is that this would be very hard for me to not go to Ohio State, but I have some things to think about. I'm not sure if I will make any type of announcement, and I haven't really thought about it, to be honest."
Walker, also from Cleveland Glenville, shocked the recruiting world last February by selecting USC over Ohio State the day before National Signing Day.
Being able to flip Bogard to the Trojans would be quite a coup for USC head coach Lane Kiffin, and it appears he has given Bogard something to think about.
Scout.com will continue to monitor the Bogard recruitment, and will update his situation as circumstances warrant.