Vogelsang Hops Aboard

Wake Forest added another prospect to their 2009 class this week. After tight end Daniel Vogelsang was offerered a scholarship recently, the Lexington, Kentucky prospect decided to commit to the Demon Deacons.

Daniel Vogelsang had seen enough of the recruiting process to make a verbal commitment. We have the details on the school and why he made the choice he did.

"I committed to Wake Forest," said Vogelsang. "I talked it over with my family and Wake Forest has everything I need as a student and athlete."

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Vogelsang had earned two camp offers this summer. One came from Cincinnati and the other from the Demon Deacons after he had camped at Kentucky, Purdue, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati and Wake.

"I guess I had my best days at Cincinnati and Wake Forest. I went to camp with my mother and older sister and had visited campus before with my father. I know the program is one on the rise and Coach Grobe is a great coach who looks out for his players and has their best interest on and off the field."

When asked what sold the Kentucky native on the Tobacco Road program, Vogelsang was quick with his response.

"First it has to be the education. No matter what anyone says the education is a very important. Second is the fact the program has continued to be one on the rise in the ACC and the country. The staff is full of great coaches who care about their players and they have high goals in and out of the conference. Third is the campus. The campus is awesome and I felt as if I was at home."

While his goal is to be a tight end at Wake, Daniel knows a move could be possible down the road.

"In camp I worked out as a tight end and defensive end and also spent some time as a linebacker. Right now I'd say I'm a tight end first but I could be a defensive end before my career is over."

When giving the staff the news of his commitment Daniel said Coach Knorr was excited about the news.

"Coach Knorr told me congratulations and that the program was happy and very excited about having him join the program. He said that Coach Grobe and he would make a visit in December to my home."

With the Wake Forest campus about six hours away from Lexington, Daniel knows his chances to visit this fall may be limited.

"We're going to try and get to at least one game this fall. But it will all depend upon my high school schedule and the team's schedule."

In the meantime Daniel and his Lexington Catholic teammates will look to defend their Class 4A State Championship this fall.

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