Even many Florida fans were shocked when then-Alabama commit Kris Bogle picked up a Gator hat on National Signing Day. The once notoriously tight-lipped recruit is still a pretty soft-spoken signee, as you’ll see in this edition of Getting to Know.
However, the four-star pass rusher from Ft. Lauderdale told Inside the Gators he could not see himself anywhere but the University of Florida.
Your recruiting process was definitely a winding one with you committing to Alabama during the All-American Game. What made you pick Florida in the end?
“The reason I picked UF is because it’s basically home, being four hours from my house. Coach [Dan] Mullen showed me a lot and I believe in him. Coach [Todd] Grantham is unbelievable. He has developed guys to go in the first round [of the NFL Draft] and I just think if they can do it, I can also. But of course I have to keep praying to the man above and ask him to guide and lead me. Also the degree Florida holds in the state is special. When you graduate, it’s possible that you can get almost any job in the state unless the boss is a UM or FSU grad.”
You brought up the NFL, so which player reminds you of yourself the most or who do you model your game after?
“I watch all the great pass rushers and try to model my game after them.”
Sticking with the future, if you do end up getting drafted in the first round, what do you think your first purchase would be?
“[With] my first NFL check, I’d probably buy myself a car.”
Once you get to campus, what jersey number would you choose if you had your pick?
“My high school number, number 7.”
Alright, I know you can ball, but now you tell me about you! What are your hobbies?
“I like to bowl, golf, and watch Netflix.”
All fun things for sure. If you could spend the day with anyone in the world, who would it be?
“I would spend the day with my sister out of anyone.”
That’s a sweet answer. How about when you get to campus? Do you know who you’ll be rooming with?
“I don’t really know who I’ll be rooming with but I hope Kaiir [Elam], Lloyd [Summerall], and Keon [Zipperer].”
Although Bogle opted not to enroll early, he will start his journey in Gainesville during Summer A.