Bogart Gains Strong KSU Consideration

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State staff is showing strong consideration to Garrett Bogart, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback from Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. Bogart showed his stuff to Quarterbacks coach Del Miller at a June 15th camp in Manhattan. Both parties came away equally impressed with what they saw.

"It went really well," said Garrett Bogart. "Coach Miller told me I was very high on his short list. He said he was most impressed with my physical appearance, arm strength, and accuracy. I received an email from Coach Miller saying how much he loved having me out there and that he really liked how I performed.

"I loved the facilities. My Mom and Dad, who went on recruiting visits with my older sister, Stephanie, who played soccer at UCLA, said they thought the facilities outdo even UCLA's. They're that nice. It's great what they're doing with the new stadium. The town of Manhattan is awesome. The people there were so nice. It's definitely one of my top schools. If [Kansas State] offers it's going to be pretty hard for me not to go there."

Presently, Bogart has one offer to his credit from Bobby Hauck's UNLV program. He's been hitting the summer camp circuit to increase his visibility and offers.

"I've been to camps at Colorado State and San Diego State," he said. "I'm leaving for a camp at Washington tomorrow. I've been receiving interest from Arizona State, UCLA, Fresno State, Utah, and New Mexico.

"I'd like to go to a college with good academics and an equally good football program. That's why I like schools like Kansas State, Washington, and Utah so much because if I don't make it to the next level I'll have a good degree to fall back on to be successful in a career. I'd like to know where I'm going before the season starts. If I'm still undecided by the end of summer then I'll wait."

In his junior season for the Cathedral Catholic, Bogart led his team, the Dons, to their fifth consecutive CIF Division III championship. He saved his best game for last throwing for 285 yards and four touchdowns at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium on December 5th in the clinching victory over Olympian.

"This past season was my second year as the starter," Bogart stated. "I threw for over 2000 yards with 19 touchdowns to only three interceptions. I've been training with my brother-in-law, Billy Blanton, who played quarterback at San Diego State during the Marshall Faulk glory years. Next season I hoping to improve my accuracy and pass for more than 3000 yards."

Bogart said he became a Kansas State fan after watching former Wildcats Darren Sproles and Josh Freeman. He reports a 3.2 GPA and is planning on pursing a degree in Business in college. He's No. 16 for the Dons coached by Sean Doyle.

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