May 14, 2009

Bogar wouldn't mind a package deal

Muskogee (OK) cornerback Brenton Bogar has become a hot commodity lately, receiving considerable amount of attention the past two weeks from schools in both the Midwest and Rocky Mountains. While he picked up a Big 12 offer last week, he is expecting one from the Mountain West very soon.

"Right now I just have offers from Kansas State and Kansas," Bogar said. "Colorado State said I should have one coming soon from Coach (Greg) Peterson."

Bogar, who stands at 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, feels that he is starting to get acquainted with the CSU football program thanks to his talks with Peterson and checking them out on the Internet. Another helpful part of his recruitment to Fort Collins is due to the Rams' class of 2009 signee in cornerback / wide receiver Vernon Scott, one of Bogar's teammates at Muskogee last season.

"I'm starting to get pretty familiar with it. Really, I didn't know that much about Colorado State, I knew about who they were, but I never expected to get recruited by them until Vernon got recruited by them so he's the one who has really turned me on to them and now I'm getting to know them pretty well-it's going good so far."

Bogar says him and Scott have gotten pretty close over the past year.

Right now one of the major selling points for the Okie from Muskogee is an opportunity to go to college as a package deal with his current class of 2010 teammate Jeremy Burton, who is the younger brother of Oklahoma State defensive Derek Burton. The younger Burton, who plays offensive guard, is now being recruited by Colorado State as well, but the University of Kansas might have an edge on things right now as they have already offered both players.

In fact, members of the KU coaching staff were scheduled to head down to eastern Oklahoma this afternoon to talk to the two in person.

"They're supposed to come down [Thursday] and talk to me and Burton. We're starting to talk to them a lot and build relationships there, so it's going pretty good."

Still, he says that CSU is definitely an option.

While Bogar might not be the most well known defensive back from this class, he has had solid preparation at his position from both his head coach who is one of the best defensive minds in the Sooner State, Matt Hennesy, as well having to line up against former Muskogee Rougher wide receiver Jameel Owens, who currently plays at the University of Oklahoma.

"Oh baby, it helped out a lot, especially because I didn't play corner until I got in high school-my ninth grade year I played running back-they moved me to corner and going up against Jameel helped me out a lot, you wouldn't even imagine how much it helped me out. The wide receivers we've had at Muskogee have made me a real good player."

And what about the always fiery Hennesy, who developed the now-famous "Legion of Doom" defense in the 1990's?

"Coach Hennesy is always in my ear, he helps out a lot just telling me what to do, what I need to stay on, things like that.

"He's a really good defensive mind, he know a lot about the game and he teaches a whole lot."

Overall, Bogar is just trying to take everything in at this point.

"Honestly, it's just really fun really, I'm just excited to start getting these schools to come in and give me offers."

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