Recruit's father happy with commitment

Logan Stott started off Arizona's 2013 class in a big way and his father could not be happier about his future at Arizona.

When Logan Stott gave his verbal commitment to Arizona on Monday, he was simply following in the footsteps of several of his family members who attended the school before him. His father Dale Stott grew up in Tucson, and his family have been Wildcats for generations.

"Logan's sister is a student at UA," Dale Stott said. "My dad was the head of the Dairy Science Department in the college of agriculture for many years. I went to medical school at UA and I went to UA for my undergrad. I won a state championship at Amphi High School and I was born there. My mom graduated from UA, the family ties are pretty strong."

So when the offer came for Logan, there was no need for him to continue with the recruiting process, as his father says Arizona was the favorite from the get go.

"I think always in the back of his mind that Arizona, because of the family ties, was at the top of the list," Stott said. "There were some other schools that were definitely of interest, but Arizona with the combination of things with the family ties, the weather, the tradition, it was big."

As his father alluded to, there were other schools involved in Logan's recruitment; and although the Wildcats were the first to offer, Dale feels that several schools weren't far behind.

"There were a lot of schools recruiting Logan, but Arizona was the only offer," Stott said. "The other schools that were recruiting him were Oregon, TCU, Utah State, Utah, BYU, and Nevada. Utah State was definitely close to offering, and BYU and Utah were pretty close as well."

Dale Stott has a unique relationship with his son, as he doubles as his father as well as his offensive line coach at Saint George (Utah) Pine View High School. While he gave some insight into Logan on the field, he also expressed some his thoughts on his son as a father.

"Logan is an intense competitor, he's an absolutely fierce competitor," Stott said. "He's courageous and he plays nasty, but off the field he's a good kid. He never gets in trouble; he's just a good kid."

On the field however, Stott the coach has nothing but rave reviews for his offensive lineman.

"Logan is extremely strong," Stott said. "He bench presses 405 pounds, which is a school record and he's only a sophomore. He squats over 500 pounds. He's won numerous strong man competitions. Recently he bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times.

"He's very quick. He weighs 300 pounds, but he doesn't look like it with the way he moves. He blocks great downfield, he moves well, he catches people in space. He gets a lot of pancake blocks because he gets on people quicker than they think he's going to."

Although he's just a sophomore, Logan's father says that his son has made a quick name for himself on the camp circuit as an underclassmen.

"As a 10th grader, he went to the Fresno National Underclassmen Combine and was voted overall MVP and also won the strongest man and most valuable offensive lineman and was put on the All-American watch list by the National Underclassmen Combine."

With a reputation that continues to grow and Signing Day 2013 over just over 20 months away, Stott knows that his son's recruitment will continue to heat up as time goes on; however, he says that Arizona fans need not worry and that Logan will sign with the Wildcats.

"It's a solid commitment, he's going to Arizona," Stott said. "We're not really looking at any other schools at all. We realize there will still be a lot of offers, but that was our number once choice. It was fortuitous that the offer from Arizona happened first, but that's where he's going to go."

For the elder Stott, whose son checks in at 6-foot-3, 300 pounds and has started every single game of his prep career, Logan's decision to continue to family's UA family tradition is something he is very pleased with.

"I'm just ecstatic, it's awesome," Stott said. "It will be so fun to watch him go down and play. I've been a Wildcat fan for years, so it's a dream come true for me and my family."

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