Posted On: 12/7/17 1:05 PM
With Division I and Division II interest coming his way, Rock Creek 6-foot-3 guard Martin Vogts has a big winter ahead of him, and hopes to turn some of that interest into offers.
A lot of the schools which have been in contact with Vogts say they’ll come see him play this season in St. George.
“I’ve been in contact with Division I and Division II schools. I went up to Kansas Wesleyan just for a visit, to see how things were. Ohio has been talking to me for awhile. American University talked to my counselor about me. Southern Illinois is keeping me around, seeing what I’m capable of doing,” said Vogts.
“It’s (recruitment) going pretty slow. Of course, it’s not where I want it to be, I was hoping to have an offer or two, but that’s not the case; so I need to improve my game and improve my stats and show them what I can do to get that offer.”
Whichever school ends up nabbing the good-sized guard, will get a floor general with top-notch vision who is a tenacious defender.
“I see the floor very well, better than most point guards that I’ve played against. I like passing, I like getting assists. I can hit the 3-ball and hit open shots when I need to, and also create for other players,” said Vogts.
“Defensive-wise, I guard the one through five, and I’m not scared of anybody, don’t care who you are. I’ll play to the best of my ability just to help out the team.”
He added: “I need to work on some ball-handling and I’m working to get my shot a little bit better. I want to shoot off the dribble better, that’s not too great yet.”
Ads a junior, Vogts averaged 23 points per game, this season he’s looking to net even more, and show everyone how good he can be.
“This year, my goal is to average about 30 points per game, and I’m more determined this year. I’ve been more determined since we lost in state last year to Hayden,” said Vogts.
“I feel like I’m a kind of underrated because I’m at a little school. And I just want to show people what I can do, and this is my time to do it.”
As for recruitment, Vogts is willing and eager to play at any level. He just needs someone to pull the trigger and offer.
“My dream is to play Division I , it doesn’t matter where it’s at. But Division II is perfectly fine, D3 is perfectly fine, NAIA is perfectly fine,” said Vogts. “But my goal, and what I’ve been training for is Division I, and I think that’s where I can play as a point guard.”