It wasn’t a huge visitors list for the Florida Gators when they hosted Missouri on Saturday but there were a few top targets on campus.
Defensive end Khris Bogle (6-3, 200, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Cardinal Gibbons) was one of those guys on campus after a Florida commit convinced him to visit.
“It was great, I heard a lot so I decided to come up,” Bogle said on the atmosphere and visit to Florida. “Me and Jaydon Hill have been talking back and forth and he was like come up and get to see the program.”
Bogle watched the game closely and while it wasn’t the result Florida wanted, the defensive end thinks things will turn around for the Gators.
“They played good but down the stretch they fell off a little bit,” Bogle said of Saturday’s game against Missouri. “But I feel like for the next couple of games they will do big things and that’s all that matters.”
The defensive end isn’t judging Florida by just Saturday’s game but more so on the entire 2018 football season.
“Yeah, during the season they’ve played great,” he said on if he looks at the season as a whole instead of just one game. “Especially beating LSU, they lost to Georgia but Georgia is one of the top teams so there’s always room to improve and they’re trying to recruiting heavy. I like it a lot.”
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and head coach Dan Mullen both spent time with Bogle on Saturday explaining how he could play early.
“Me and Coach Grantham have the same idea in mind,” Bogle said on the coach he bonded with on Saturday. “Even talking with Coach Mullen is the same thing with me coming in here and playing early and trying to get sacks. Just the key stuff.”
Bogle is a true defensive end in high school but the Gators have explained to him what his role would be if he chooses Florida.
“They want me at the outside linebacker/rush” he said on where Florida sees him playing. “I like it a lot, because I get to either stand up or get down in the ground and just attack the quarterback.”
Next up for Bogle is a visit to the defending champions but he does plan to get back to Gainesville.
“I’m going to Alabama next week for my official visit,” Bogle said on other visits planned. “I got two more officials but I don’t know where to yet. I’m definitely coming back to Florida after my football season.”
Despite having dozens of schools recruiting him hard, the defensive end isn’t ready to narrow things down.
“I’m just open to everyone and taking it all in,” he said on schools standing out. “I’m signing in February.”
Bogle does have a few things that stick out to him about Florida including the distance from home.
“The people around here, every time I come back they’re welcoming,” Bogle said on what he likes about Florida. “Florida is close to home but not too far from home.
INSIDERS TAKE: Bogle says he may or may not wait until signing day to make a decision but he does plan to visit Florida. Bogle says having his mom watch him play is a key for him.