Fogg Looking to Bounce Back

Despite being hit by the injury bug last season, and only playing in eight games, Kevin Fogg of Apex (N.C) High put together a solid year as he was named All-Conference and Offensive Player-of-the-Year.

Fogg, a 5-foot-10, 171-pound running back, runs out of a spread offense. He rushed for 600 yards and five touchdowns in 2007. He also posted 312 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. When fully healthy though, Fogg can be a dominate force as he displayed in his sophomore year rushing for 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Apex started out slow last year but came on at the end of the year winning five out of their last seven to finish 6-6.

"I think we could have done better," Fogg said. "But I'm happy with the way things went and how we did, and how I got along with my teammates."

Fogg not only expects big things from his team but his himself as well.

"Basically every other high school football players dream is to get to the state championship and that's what we want to do," Fogg said. "If we don't reach the state championship it would be disappointing, but I have a strong feeling we will be there.

"As for myself, I want to have my best varsity season yet, better than my sophomore or junior season combined. We have a spread offense so I'm not sure what my numbers are going to be like but I want to break at least 1000 yards rushing."

An injury in the spring has forced Apex's star to take it easy this summer.

"I went from football to indoor track to outdoor track and I overdid it and now I have a stress fracture in my lower back," said Fogg. Its just a little injury, I just need to rest and I'll be good for the fall.

"We have a new coach though, who's also our strength coach and he's very intense so he's getting us in shape and we are definitely going to be ready."

As the hot temperatures rise in North Carolina, so is the recruitment of Fogg.

"Illinois said they were going to offer while Presbyterian and Western Carolina have already offered," said Fogg. "UNC, NC State, East Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and Wake Forest are also in contact with me."

Fogg will attend South Carolina's camp "for sure" and plans to go to a few more although he does not know which ones at this time.


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