Carthage QB Blake Bogenschutz Likes TCU, A&M, SMU, Baylor
Blake Bogenschutz has been a busy man this summer.
After a sophomore season that saw him throw for almost 2,700 yards, Bogenschutz has attended eight camps since the day after school let out, including Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SFA, SMU, and TCU.
The 6-foot, 182-pound junior gunslinger said TCU, SMU, and Baylor stand out as "my top three that I'm most interested in."
"(All three) their coaches are really good to me," Bogenschutz said. "TCU showed me around the campus. (Receivers) coach (Trey) Haverty greeted me at the door and he showed me around the weight room and their campus and stuff. TCU is definitely my favorite."
But Bogenschutz added that he hopes to hear from Texas A&M and Texas. He has an older brother and several friends who attend Texas A&M.
"I think it'd be pretty cool to play down there," he said. "Texas A&M would probably be my No. 1 if they offered."
Bogenschutz already helped one Carthage product, Edward Pope, get to College Station. Pope will be a freshman this fall after catching 76 passes for more than 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns as Bogenschutz's go-to target in 2011.
As far as the places he's camped, TCU and SMU's offensive tendencies attract Bogenschutz a bit more than Baylor's, which features more option.
"I'm not the fastest quarterback," Bogenschutz modestly noted, although he showed his athleticism in 2011 when he ran for three touchdowns and caught two more on trick-play throwback passes. "(Baylor) had Robert Griffin running their offense last year. They run their quarterbacks a lot. I was really thinking TCU and SMU. I also liked Oklahoma State.
"TCU said they weren't going to get a 2013 quarterback, but they were going to get two out of my grade. I've always been interested in TCU. When I heard from them I was really happy."
Bogenschutz, who said he's quickly approaching 6-1 and could be 6-2 come his senior season, is one of the headliners in Carthage's 2014 class. Tailback Tevin Pipkin is a 5-10, 170-pound slasher who ran for 1,700-plus yards as a sophomore, and Adrian Goodacre, a 6-4, 320-pound behemoth, will play guard. Pipkin and Goodacre could join Bogenschutz as Division I FBS recruits.