Hogue recently completed an unofficial visit to the University of Pittsburgh. He rushed for 1,463 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a junior. Doug earned All-Section and All-League honors. He is capable of running a 4.4 forty-yard dash.
When asked to comment on the Panthers' coaching staff, he quickly stated, "Coach (Dave) Wannstedt is a great guy. It was incredible getting to meet him. I have seem him when playing Madden on my Play Station and he was standing in front of me. He's really down to earth and honest. Coach (David) Walker has put a lot of players into the NFL. I think I could learn a lot from him. We spent plenty of time together when I was there."
Pitt, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Syracuse, Maryland and Temple have extended Doug scholarship offers. Scout.com ranks him a three-star prospect. Hogue has been a three-year starter for Roosevelt High School. He was the teams' starting fullback and linebacker his sophomore year. Doug remained a linebacker his junior year but he was moved a running back on offense.
"The Panthers want to run the ball and it seems like their offense fits my style. They told me they are looking for a big tailback just like me. I'm a strong north-south runner. Right now I'm around 210 pounds but I plan on adding another 10 to 20 pounds in college."
"I want to make a decision before the start of season. I have seen Pitt, Penn State, Maryland and Syracuse. I need to sit down with my family and compare the opportunity at each school."
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