Big kid on the block

The Peach State never runs short on prime time prospects, producing some of the nation's elite talent year in and year out. For the 2010 class, one name making noise early is 6-foot-8, 245-pound tight end Brian Vogler, and an offer from LSU is on the board.

Pulling in 20 catches for over 450 yards in his junior season, Vogler received offers from Maryland, Kentucky, Auburn, Stanford and Duke during his campaign. While things were hot on his front then, the action has now picked up to a fever pitch.


"I had a pretty good year, and I have a lot of schools interested in me now that things have winded down," he said. "The latest offers in are from LSU, Tennessee, Alabama and Clemson."


The offer from the Bayou Bengals came as a surprise to the 4-star prospect, and even more so how it was delivered.


"I called up to the football office to tell them that I was not coming down for the last junior day," Vogler said. "The receptionist said that one of the coaches really wanted to talk to me. She put me through to the recruiting coordinator, and that is when they let me know that they had liked my film and wanted to offer me a scholarship.


"I was basically just really shocked, and definitely excited," added Vogler. "I have always been a huge fan of the SEC, so an offer from LSU means a lot to me."


No stranger to Tiger football, Vogler has taken in a trip to Baton Rouge and said that he has been a long time fan of the LSU program, watching games on television from his Columbus home.


"LSU is a team that I have always followed, so I will look more into them for sure," he said. "They use their tight ends a lot, so I really like that. They have also been really successful these last few years in winning two national championships. I am not sure if I will make a camp, with AAU summer basketball going on, but I definitely want to get to know the staff and learn more about what they have to offer.


"Some kids from my school and I went to LSU during an academic based campus tour, and I liked what I saw. We were kind of rushed, so I only saw some of the campus, but from what I saw I really liked it."


When does the Brookstone School standout look to make a decision?


"I am thinking I will make it before my senior season starts, so sometime during the summer," Vogler said. "I have Alabama's Junior Day on Feb. 21, and then I am just playing basketball and working out until the summer. I will look over everything, and depending on the situation, I can go ahead and get it out of the way."


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