Dontavia Bogan Profile
USFNation.com: Why did you choose USF?
Dontavia Bogan: Basically because they been there since the beginning with my recruitment, and everything, they stuck with me. They been my number one for a long time.
USFN: What are some of the things that you like about USF?
Bogan: There is something about that area down there in Tampa. It fits me and my personality and everything, and I like the football program a lot.
USFN: Have you been following the Bulls this season?
Bogan: Oh yeah, they were exciting to watch.
USFN: How long have the Bulls been recruiting you, and who were involved?
Bogan: They had been talking to me ever since spring of last year. i used to speak with Coach Frey and I talked to coach Dawsey, but when I went on my visit I spoke to coach Leavitt.
USFN: Which coach made the biggest impression on you during your recruitment?
Bogan: Coach Leavitt, he's a real good guy, we got along great. I'm ready to play ball for him.
USFN: Do you know any of the current players on the Bulls?
Bogan: Cedric Hill and Carlton Williams, they're from Valdosta. That's like 45 minutes from Thomasville where I live, when I was in eighth grade, they played our high school when they were seniors.
USFN: What type of a defense/ offense do you like to run the most?
Bogan: On defense, I played safety, and we ran a 4-4, and I'm the only safety, so it was a run stop defense. I liked that. On offense we were a running team mostly, so my passing yards, and catches were limited, so I when we lined up in the shotgun, I liked it.
USFN: What type of defense do you like to see when you get to the line?
Bogan: Since we ran a 4-4 defense a lot, I liked it when a team was in a I-back formation, we would just crush that all day.
USFN: What is your favorite route to run?
Bogan: I like them all, but my favorite is to get the ball in the backfield and run for a touchdown.
USFN: What position are the Bulls recruiting you for, and do you play any other positions?
Bogan: They're bringing me in as a receiver, but I play defensive back, running back, quarterback, and I also return kicks.
USFN: Are you flexible to play at a position of need and excel at it?
Bogan: Of course, I'll play wherever they need me at, and be great at it.
USFN: What are some of your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
Bogan: I got good size. Great hands, speed, and also my feet, I got good movement.
USFN: Is there anything you want to work on?
Bogan: I like to work on my stop blocking as a receiver.
USFN: Is there a player on another level, college or pro that you model your game after?
Bogan: Calvin Johnson of Georgia Tech, it's amazing how you can be 6'6, 235, and run a 4.35. His ability to catch the football and make great plays, plus he's a real good person too.
USFN: What are your current height, weight and 40 yard time?
Bogan: 6'1, 185 pounds, and I run a 4.49.
USFN: What are you going to do to stay in shape before you get to Campus?
Bogan: I just work out, I work at a fitness place, so I can work out when I work. I work out twice a day.
USFN: Do you play any other sports?
Bogan: No, just football.
USFN: Do they have any problems redshirting?
Bogan: No, I got no problem with that whatsoever.
USFN: Do you enjoy playing special teams, and do you return kicks?
Bogan: Oh yeah, I enjoy it, and I also return kicks offs.
USFN: What do they plan to accomplish while here at USF?
Bogan: I want to get my degree, I'm not sure what I want to major in yet, but I want to get my degree. I want to make myself better, the team better, and win the BCS.
USFN: What three things come to your head when I say USF?
Bogan: USF, a growing program, great coaching staff, and a great environment.
USFN: What team are they most looking forward to playing against in the next 4 years?
Bogan: In the BIG EAST, West Virginia. I'm also looking forward to Auburn next season, and I want a shot at Florida, and hopefully they'll get FSU on the schedule while I'm there.
USFN: How are your grades, how are you toward qualifying.
Bogan: I got all A's and one C this semester. I have a 2.5 core, and got a 910 on my SAT, So I'm fine.
USFN: Are you excited to get to campus?
Bogan: I can't wait, the end of the school year can't get here fast enough.
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