Robert Kugler is a prospect from Orchard Park, N.Y. Kugler, 6-3 and 240 pounds, plays on both sides of the ball at tight end and defensive end. Last year as a junior he recorded 80 tackles and had 13 receptions.
"Most teams like me as a tight end," Kugler said. "I am really good with run blocking and coaches seem to think I can really develop into a good receiver. We don't throw much but I do have soft hands."
According to Kugler is has scholarship offers from Syracuse, Purdue, Boise State, West Virginia, Colorado State, Akron, Buffalo, and Florida Atlantic.
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"I have been to Syracuse and Purdue for their junior days.
"I have been to Syracuse a few times. I really like the coaches there a lot. I know the new quarterbacks coach (Paul Hackett). He's a good friend of ours and a great guy. Coach (Doug) Marrone will turn it around there.
"I really like the campus at Purdue. The coaches are great and it's a real college experience. Plus, you can't beat the Big 10.
"I also went to West Virginia last season for a seven-on-seven. I still want to visit Colorado State this spring and camp at Boise State this summer."
Does Kugler have a favorite among the teams that have offered him?
"I am pretty open right now and don't have a favorite. But I would love to make decision before football starts.
"It's not all about playing time. I want to like the coaches. I know they come and go. My dad is a coach. I want to really like the University I choose."