Vogler looking at many options

6-7.5, 246-pound tight end Brian Vogler has racked up one of the most impressive offer lists in the Peach State. One of those offers is from the South Carolina Gamecocks. Read below as the talented jumbo-athlete discusses his recruitment with GamecockAnthem.com.

"Enormous TE with even more upside, Vogler is the next great TE from the state," said former Scout.com Georgia Recruiting Analyst and current high school football coach Burke Hayes. "Has very good and very soft hands. Concentrates well and can take a hit. Is a solid blocker, both at the (line of scrimmage) and down-field."

And with over 30 offers to his credit, Brookstone's Brian Vogler has the offer list to back up that evaluation.

The Nation's No. 7 TE according to Scout.com has offers from programs like Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Carolina, Arizona, Wisconsin and Boston College among others.

So, with so many offers to choose from, has Vogler narrowed his list down at all yet?

"As of right now I'm still pretty open to everybody," he says. "I'm just trying to wait a little bit and feel right about a couple of schools so I can narrow it down."

South Carolina offered the massive tight end around three weeks ago, and he says he is interested in learning more about the Gamecocks.

"I have some interest there," he said. "I've still got to go around and check a couple of schools out. I mean, see the campus and all that stuff. But if that goes well that definitely could be an option."

Vogler says a trip to Columbia this summer to learn more about the USC program is possible.

Vogler went to multiple schools last season for games, but has junior day visits to Tennessee, Auburn and Alabama fresh on his mind.

While he isn't ready to name any favorites, he admits he is more comfortable with the coaching staffs at those three SEC programs.

"I haven't really gotten around to see that any schools so it's hard to make judgments off of that. I mean I've got offers, but [as far as] knowing the coaches, having relationships with them I would say I know the coaches at those three schools better than some of the other coaches."

Vogler shared some of his thoughts on Nick Saban's Alabama program.

"I like the coaches a lot. I've gotten a lot of time to talk to them, meet them," he said. "I've got a bunch of friends up there, and they all talk how great the campus is up there. It's definitely one of the teams on the rise. It would be a great opportunity if I were to go there."

"Sort of the same thing," he said of Tennessee. "I got to meet the coaches there. They're all really nice guys. I know coming in they were trying to put their names out there; they've definitely done that. They're just great people. They run that pro-style offense and like I said I like that. I guess we'll just see what happens next season.

With a new coaching staff, Auburn is in a similar position as Tennessee. Vogler shared his thoughts on that program as well.

"They've just brought in that new coaching staff," he said. "That coaching staff has proven themself. They've got all across the board great coaches. I got to meet them at the junior day. It's definitely not far from my house. Like Alabama and like Tennessee it would be a great opportunity to play at a school like that."

And it's not hard to tell from talking to him, that he may consider himself an SEC guy.

"I like the SEC; I grew up a big fan of the SEC," he said. "And I mean it would be awesome to play in it, but I'm still trying to stay as open to everybody as possible."

Vogler lists Florida and Georgia as programs he is interested in that have not offered. He says he doesn't have much interest in Georgia Tech. But should the Georgia offer never come, he doesn't have a problem with leaving the Peach State to play his college ball.

"I'm definitely fine with leaving Georgia," he said. "I mean I'd like to stay relatively close. But leaving Georgia is definitely not a problem with me."

He plans to narrow his list down before the season starts. While Vogler has only hinted at what schools could make that pared list, he does know exactly what he is looking for in a program.

"I want to play in a pro-style offense. I also have to have a good connection with the coaches, that's a major thing because if I'm going to be with somebody for the next four possibly five years I want to have a good relationship with them."

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