Piling Up

Virginia seems to be full of outstanding multi-purpose quarterbacks attracting great attention, and one prospect from the northern part of the state has seen a number of offers come his way in recent weeks.

Osbourn High School's Brandon Hogan, who piled up more than 3,100 all-purpose yards as a junior, has been surprised by the number of schools that have made scholarship offers.

"I was expecting to get some offers, but not that many, said Hogan, who has tenders from West Virginia, Maryland, Marshall, Kentucky, Virginia and Virginia Tech. "I guess that when one school offers and another school sees that, then they come in and start recruiting me."

Hogan noted that several additional schools, including Tennessee and Clemson, are close to offering as well. Some schools are looking at him as a quarterback, while others are recruiting him as an athlete or defensive back, but his favorites right now are those that are looking at him on offense.

"West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky and Marshall have said they would give me a chance at quarterback, and those are my favorites right now, along with Tennessee," said Hogan, whose slippery moves make him a running threat as well. "Most of the other schools are talking about me as an athlete and as a defensive back for now."

The Mountaineers have been at the top of Hogan's list since he began hearing offers from schools, as WVU was one of the first to offer the talented dual-threat. While he still likes West Virginia a good deal, he does not have plans to make a choice any time soon.

"I've been to Clemson, Maryland and West Virginia, and I want to vist those schools and some others in the fall," said Hogan. "I haven't made any camp plans for summer – my coach is helping me out with that and I haven't got all the information yet. But I do plan to take my official visits this fall."

The confident signalcaller is not worried that a wait to commit might mean he would face other quarterbacks in the same class.

"That would just give me the chance to beat them out."

Hogan was a Red Zone Player of the Week as a junior, and capped that outstanding season by being named the VHSCA first team All-State quarterback. He passed for 2,045 yards and 18 touchdowns and added another 18 scores on the ground.

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