Brian Vogler is a two-sport star from Columbus (Ga.) Brookstone School. Vogler, 6-7 and 240 pounds, plays basketball and is one of the top tight end prospects in the nation. Right now he's gearing up for the state playoffs in basketball, where they play Wilcox County in the first round of the region tournament tomorrow. So far this season he's averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds. He plays center for his high school team and small forward for his AAU team, the Georgia Stars.
Last season as a junior Vogler caught 21 passes for 465 yards and six touchdowns.
"Playing in the 'wing tee' has improved my blocking every single year," Vogler said. "I like to use my size as an advantage. I go over people and box them out. I am trying to improve speed and lower body strength. As of right now basketball is really helping me, especially with my footwork."
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Vogler is up to eight scholarship offers from some pretty big schools; Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Stanford, and Duke.
"Kentucky was first to offer and that was a great feeling. Oh yea. I went up there for game for their game (against MTSU). I like the campus and got to meet with the football and basketball coaches. The basketball coaches gave me a tour of campus and facilities. They said I could be a walk on for basketball team. Joker Phillips and Rich Brooks sat down and talked with me a little bit. It was a real good visit.
"As of right now I am still pretty open. I like the schools that have offered plus Georgia, Florida and Ole Miss."
Because of his basketball season Vogler hasn't had the time to visit any schools and attend any junior days. But that will change this weekend. He will go to the junior day at Alabama.