Four-Star Vols Target Wins Rivals Challenge MVP

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    (Photo via @khris_a1 on Twitter)

    The Vols’ coaching staff is looking to add as many talented pass rushers through recruiting that they can. And one of Tennessee’s top targets in the 2019 class put on an excellent performance at a premier summer camp this week.

    Khris Bogle is one of the top pass rushers in the 2019 recruiting cycle according to most recruiting services. And on Wednesday night, he was named the defensive line MVP of the Rivals Five-Star Challenge camp.

    He proved his worth by competing against some of the best, most talented prospect in the 2019 class at the camp. He ran a drill against five-star offensive lineman Clay Webb and won both reps.

    It may look like Webb won that second rep, but keep in mind that he’s an interior blocker and Bogle is an edge rusher. And Bogle is out-weighed by Webb by nearly 80 or 90 pounds. Bogle showed off some elite strength on that second rep, especially considering his wiry frame.

    Bogle is rated by Rivals as the No. 50 overall player, and he’s the No. 81 overall player and No. 4 weakside defensive end according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. But with his performance this summer and at the Rivals Five-Star Challenge, he’ll likely move up in those rankings the next time they’re updated.

    The athletic pass rusher holds well over three dozen scholarship offers, including Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Auburn, Miami, Florida, and others. He last visited the Vols back in April for the Orange & White Game, but Tennessee sent assistant coach Charles Kelly to go visit him in late May. He’s gone on several unofficial visits in the month of June, going to the campuses of Auburn, Miami, LSU, Alabama, and Ole Miss.

    Though he plays defensive end for Cardinal Gibbons High School down in Florida, 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, 220 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 totaled 70 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, a pass defended, a blocked field goal, and two safeties according to MaxPreps.

    Along with five-stars Darnell Wright, Quavaris Crouch, and Henry To’oto’o, Bogle is one of the Vols’ top targets in the 2019 recruiting class. He looks like the type of pass rusher that Tennessee’s defensive coaching staff would absolutely love to have on the roster, and he should be able to come in an make an immediate impact as a freshman even with his slight undersized frame.

    The Vols have plenty of tough competition for Bogle, but they appear to be in good shape with him too. And he continues to show off his skill this summer.



    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.