'I'm Committed to NC State'

Last week a report surfaced that NC State commitment Avery Vogt had reopened his recruitment after assistant coach Doc Holliday left for the University of Florida.

Holliday had recruited Vogt for the Wolfpack, and Avery was looking to explore his options following Holliday's departure. However, after talking with Wolfpack head coach Chuck Amato, Vogt is now solid to NC State.

"I'm committed to NC State," Avery Vogt told Pack Pride. "When coach Holliday left I wanted to look at Florida, and I spoke to him about it. He told me that he couldn't recruit me for Florida because he had recruited me to NC State. Since Florida was the only other school I was mainly considering, I decided to commit back to NC State."

Wolfpack head coach Chuck Amato also has spoken with the Miami (Fl.) Coral Reef standout.

"I talked with coach Amato after Doc left," Vogt said. "That went real good. I told him I'm going to NC State for sure, and he was just happy. He told me to call him if I ever needed to know anything about the coaching situation.

"He told me he didn't know who was going to recruit me right now, but after the dead period was over he would come down and talk with my family about everything."

Vogt originally verbaled to NC State after his December 3rd official visit.

"I just liked the players and everybody was cool up there in the football program," he said. "The visit showed me what it was all about up at NC State."

After choosing NC State Vogt still tripped to West Virginia the following weekend. He also had visit dates set with Ohio State, Rutgers, and Clemson. Will he still take those official visits?

"I was going to visit Ohio State, Rutgers, and Clemson, but I'm not even going to take them," Vogt said. "I'm just looking forward to the Dade-Broward game and signing day now."

Vogt finished his senior season with 110 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, three sacks and one interception from the middle linebacker position.

He projects as a full academic qualifier. He had nearly two dozen scholarship offers from teams such as N.C. State, Ohio State, West Virginia, Florida, Rutgers and Clemson.

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