The list of visitors just keeps growing for Tennessee’s Orange & White Game this Saturday. The Vols are hosting several official and unofficial prospects this weekend, and more are sure to announce their intention to come between now and then. Tennessee is already getting official visits from an elite offensive lineman in the 2019 class, a four-star 2019 wide receiver, and now another 2019 prospect has decided to come to Knoxville on Saturday.
Khris Bogle is one of the top defensive ends in the 2019 class, and he tweeted out that he plans to make a trip to Tennessee this upcoming weekend for the first time.
— K H R I S B O G L E 🥀 (@khris_a1) April 19, 2018
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Bogle is the No. 79 overall player and No. 6 weakside defensive end in the 2019 class. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida athlete holds offers from over three dozen schools, including Clemson, Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Penn State, USC, LSU, and many others. He recently released his top 14 schools, and the Vols made that list.
Bogle was offered by Tennessee’s previous coaching staff back in August of 2017, but the Vols’ newest coaching staff still has plenty of interest in him. He never visited Tennessee with Butch Jones at the helm, but he’s decided to come to Knoxville now that Jeremy Pruitt and company are leading the way.
Though he plays defensive end for Cardinal Gibbons High School, he looks like a perfect fit to play at outside linebacker in Tennessee’s 3-4 defensive scheme on his highlight film. At 6-foot-4, 207 pounds, he’s undersized regardless of what position he’ll play in college. But he should be able to add plenty of weight to his tall frame. And his film shows off some elite athleticism and speed coming off the edge. Once Bogle is in the backfield, he strikes with precision and quickness. Though he’s a bit wiry right now, he’s actually pretty tough as well.
As a junior, Bogle racked up 70 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, a pass defended, a blocked field goal, and two safeties according to MaxPreps.
Picking up pass rushers is one of the Vols’ top priorities in their next couple recruiting classes, and Bogle certainly knows how to do that. Getting him to visit Knoxville is a big step in his recruitment, but the Vols will have plenty of competition with in-state schools for Bogle’s commitment. Miami seems like the team to beat, and Florida State is right behind the Hurricanes.