When Logan Cart committed to Arkansas State in the spring, he foresaw big things happening in Jonesboro in the near future. With the Red Wolves coming off a 10-win season, a new head coach, and many facility upgrades on the horizon, it didn't take Cart long to make his pledge to the new staff once he was offered.
"Two week after I was offered I committed," said Logan Cart. "I see the program really blowing up, especially after the hiring of Coach Malzhan. The new facilities are going to be insane. The locker room is going to be incredible. I'm going down there Saturday morning to see what it's all about.
"Last Friday night, Coach Hall and Coach Malzahn were at my game. I couldn't speak to them, but it really got me going. It was great to have them there and made me feel like that's how it's going to be when I get there. Brandon Hall is my recruiter. I talk to him at least once or twice a week."
At Owensboro (Ky.) Catholic High School, Cart, 6-foot-4, 305-pounds, plays a little defensive end, defensive tackle, and nose guard in a 3-3 stack defense. He's helped the Aces to a 7-0 start in his senior season, his fourth as a starter.
"It's been going real well," Cart said. "I have 13 and a half sacks, five forced fumbles, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries. Definitely, my pass rush has improved. I worked all summer at camps on my pass rush moves and have gone from a bull rush to more of a finesse rush."
Cart went to summer camps at Missouri, Ole Miss, Arkansas State, Kentucky, and Western Kentucky. Since his commitment, he's received an offer from Western Kentucky but remains focused on being a part of the Red Wolves program.
"I've tried to watch as many [Arkansas State] games as I can," he said. "They graduated a lot of seniors om defense, but players like Tim Starson have stepped up and have played well. I think they're doing well and will keep getting better. I'm looking forward to being at Liberty Bank Stadium on Saturday to see them play South Alabama."
This season Cart is one of the Aces team captains. He has a game at Union County on Friday evening as his team looks to stay unbeaten in Kentucky 2A football. After the season, Cart plans on being a cheerleader for the basketball squad for at his high school. Since he attends a private school with studies in religion, early graduation isn't an option for him.