Khris Bogle didn’t appear to hesitate when he committed to Alabama during last Saturday’s All-American Bowl, but the 4-star defensive end reportedly began the day intending to pledge to a different school.
According to a report from 247Sports.com’s Tennessee website, Bogle told broadcasters covering the game that he planned to chose the Volunteers. That revelation came from 247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons, who told the story of Bogle’s last-minute decision on the CBS Sports Cover 3 College Football Podcast.
“The Bogle deal, a little peek behind the curtains,” Simmons said. “Khris Bogle literally didn’t know who he was going to pick the day before. He changed his pick even (Saturday) morning. Told the NBC broadcast, ‘I’m picking Tennessee.’ And, ultimately like an hour later, was like, ‘No, I’m going ‘Bama.’”
Both the Crimson Tide and Volunteers were among Bogle’s finalists, which also included Miami and Florida. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound defensive end out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida made his announcement during the second quarter of the All-American Bowl, bolstering Alabama’s top-ranked 2019 recruiting class.
Per 247Sports’ composite ratings, Bogle is the third-best player at his position, the seventh-best player in Florida and the No. 57 overall prospect this year.
According to the report, Bogle was receptive to Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt’s recruiting pitches, and he anticipates multiple schools will continue pursuing him until National Signing Day on Feb. 5.
Perhaps the Vols can convince Bogle to change his mind one more time.