December 23, 2009

Cardinals fight Orange for three star RB

Montvale (NJ) St. Joseph's running back Kamal Hogan has been pretty quiet for the most part during the recruiting process and with just over a month left he has narrows his list down to two schools.

"Right now it's between Syracuse and Louisville."

Hogan, 5-foot-11, 196 pounds has visited the Orange already, but not the Cardinals. In the coming weeks though he will be visiting them both.

"On the 8th of January I am going to Louisville and on the 15th I am going to Syracuse."

When the three star prospect was able to visit Syracuse in the summer he liked what he saw.

"So far I like everything I saw when I went up there in the summer. The coaches seem straight forward and I like the environment and they also have a good engineering program."

Stan Drayton is recruiting Hogan and the two have created a solid bond during the process and talk often."

"Our relationship is very good. We talk a lot he is straight up with me and answers all questions I have honestly."

When it comes to the reason the Cardinals made the cut Hogan gave a quick to the point answer.

"They are the only other school that really keeps in contact with me."

On the field the Garden State product has had his game compared to one of the top college running backs in recent history Knowshon Moreno. Those are big shoes to fill, what exactly does Hogan think of the comparison?

"It means a lot. He is a great running back and for people to compare me to him is great. It means that I have to prove myself in college. I can be as good as him or even better as long as I work hard."
There could be many different reasons people compare Hogan to Moreno, but Hogan has his own list.

"I think just my overall game as a running back. I can basically do it all, make the big play, run between tackles for tuff yardage, a good receiver out of the backfield, and I can take advantage of the sideline."

This past season could have been better as Hogan always looks to improve, but overall he was solid when his number was called.

"My season was good, of course I always want to do better. I had 12 or 13 touchdowns and 953 rushing yards."

A decision from Hogan is not expected until late January.

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