June 27, 2010

Hogan heads West

Three-star quarterback Kevin Hogan made his decision on Friday. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder decided to head west to Stanford over a number of other offers including Boston College, Clemson, Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia and Vanderbilt.

"I called Coach Pep Hamilton who had been recruiting me and told him and then I called Coach Harbaugh," he said. "They were really excited.

"I was at camp there this past week and they said I did a great job there. They were looking forward to coaching me."

So, what made Hogan decide on the Cardinal?

"My grandfather got his masters degree there, so when they offered I decided to go out and visit," he said. "I visited a couple weeks ago and liked it a lot.

"It was just from talking to the people out there and how much they loved it. Stanford is a great academic school and has won the director's cup for athletics many years in a row. I know a couple people out there right now who are from the D.C. area and they said the distance wasn't a problem, so that helped in my decision.

"Also, Stanford runs a pro-style offense and that fits me well. Coach Harbaugh has coached Andrew Luck into one of the best quarterbacks in the nation and he is expected to go high in the NFL Draft whenever he decides to come out."

Hogan discussed the coaching staff a bit more.

"Coach Harbaugh is very enthusiastic and expects the best out of his players," he said. "They want nothing more than to get to the Rose Bowl."

As for when he'll see the field, Hogan understands his role.

"I'll have to work hard and compete for playing time."

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