QB talks Rutgers offer

Kevin Hogan

Class of 2011 Gonzaga High (Washington, D.C.) quarterback Kevin Hogan received a Rutgers offer shortly after signing day, adding to his total. He is also getting serious interest from at least a dozen other schools. Hogan talks to ScaletReport.com about Rutgers, what he is looking for in a school, and when more offers could be coming his way.

Inclement weather kept Gonzaga High (Washington, D.C.) quarterback Kevin Hogan from seeing Rutgers' campus last month, but it didn't keep the Scarlet Knights from offering the 6-foot-4, 200-pounder a scholarship.

Now, between basketball, school and recruiting, Hogan is trying to figure out when he can travel to New Jersey to check things out.

Hogan holds offers from Rutgers, Virginia and Maryland, but more are expected to come as Pittsburgh, Penn State, Wake Forest, Florida, Notre Dame, UCLA, Stanford, Boston College and Duke are all showing interest.

"I don't really have any favorites. I'm open to everyone,'' Hogan said. "I definitely want a good academic school, with a strong football tradition. I want to go to a school where football is big in that town.''

Hogan is hopeful of visiting Rutgers in the spring, but for now he can get his fill from receiver Brandon Coleman, who signed with the Scarlet Knights earlier this month and plays for rival Bishop McDevitt of Forestville, Md.

"I know Brandon Coleman a little bit from football and basketball, so I've talked to him a little bit about it,'' Hogan said. "I really don't know much because I haven't been up there. I was planning on going to their Junior Day, but it snowed and we ended up not going.

"They want me to come up unofficially to check out the school. I've watched them the last couple of years on t.v., but I definitely have to look into everything to learn more about it.''

Hogan is yet to set up his spring and summer schedule to check out schools, but plenty of his suitors will get a look at him when the spring evaluation period begins.

That is also when the offers could begin rolling in.

"A couple schools want me to come and throw for them (at camps), and they'll come and visit (to see him throw) and maybe I'll get an offer,'' Hogan said. "North Carolina State, Boston College, Florida and Pitt all said that.''

Hogan will bring a diversified resume to whichever school he attends.

Gonzaga ran the spread offense last season and he completed 135 of 220 passes for 1,875 yards and 16 touchdowns. He added 45 rushes for 370 yards and two scores.

As a sophomore, Hogan said he ran a pro-style offense.

"I like the spread because I can get time …and if I need to run, I can run,'' Hogan said. "The coaches put in a lot of runs because I like to run, too. I'm definitely a pocket passer, but I can get out and run.

"My sophomore year, we had trouble with our offensive line so we put in a bunch of roll out plays so I could throw on the run. So, I'm real comfortable with that. It really helped in my development.''

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