While the Class of 2013 is beginning to take more of the recruiting spotlight, a few Class of 2014 prospects have already thrown their hat into the ring. One of these is running back Jamauri Bogan of Union (N.J.) who followed up an impressive freshman season with what is an amazing start to his sophomore season.
Bogan, 5-foot-8 and 160-pounds, first got noticed during his freshman season when he finished with approximately 1,100 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. He has taken that to an entirely different level this fall.
"I have 169 carries for 1,699 yards and 21 touchdowns," said Bogan, who has helped Union to a 5-2 record so far. "I have 22 touchdowns overall."
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During the off-season, Bogan had one main goal in mind.
"Getting stronger was my main goal," said Bogan. "It has worked out well."
This was definitely proven during a 43-21 victory over rival Elizabeth two weeks, when Bogan rushed for 376 yards and six touchdowns on an amazing 50 carries. He followed that up this weekend with 300 yards and four touchdowns on only 13 carries.
This type of production is bound to get noticed by college recruiters, but up to this point Bogan has taken everything slowly. During the summer he did attend camps at Maryland, Temple and Rutgers.
"Those went ok for me," said Bogan. "Mainly I got to work on my footwork."
He also has yet to take any visits this fall, but is open to any school once his schedule opens up.
"Honestly it doesn't matter to me at all," said Bogan. "Hopefully I can take some visits, as long as I keep getting some invites."
Growing up, Bogan mentioned that he has followed USC, Rutgers and Alabama, but denies having any favorites at this time.