Southern Defensive Ends Likes BYU

After signing five defensive linemen in 2006, BYU football coaches will continue to strengthen their D-line through recruiting. This year the search for talent will take coaches down to Georgia after a telented defensive end named Logan Walls.

The 6-foot-2, 270-pound Logan Walls from Dawson County High School in Dawsonville, Georgia recently received an official scholarship offer from BYU.

"I think it was February 14th," Walls said. "I got an email from BYU offering me a scholarship. I like BYU a lot. I have a bunch of friends that go to BYU and I think my brother might go there for grad school."

Walls also has offers from Georgia Tech and Hawaii. He also likes Auburn, Tennessee, and Georgia.

"I'm going to the Nike camp in Athens in April," Wall said. "I think I might visit BYU over spring break. I'm also going to camp at Auburn, Georgia Tech, and BYU."

Last season Walls was named honorable mention all area. He had 87 tackles, 56 solo, 7 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles, and 4 blocked punts. He played offensive guard, middle linebacker, fullback, and defensive end. Walls is the goalie on his schools soccer team and plays basketball too.

In describing his game, Walls said he is simply relentless to the ball.

"I run a 4.9 forty," Walls said. "I have a 29-inch vertical leap and I squatted 500 pounds twice today. Overall, I want to increase my speed. I feel like I'm strong enough, but need to be faster."

Walls has a 3.8 GPA and scored a 950 on his SAT. He will weigh his options and then likely make a verbal commitment by the end of the summer.

"I'll be looking at academics, the coaching staff and the facilities when I visit schools," Walls said.

Walls said that Coach Mitchell has been the coach recruiting him the most from BYU. Walls should soon find out who will be the new recruiter for his area following Coach Mitchell's departure for Texas Tech.

"I've never been to a BYU football game before," Walls said. "I went to Provo when I was 5 or 6, and then I went to Provo in 2003 to see my brother leave on a mission, but I look forward to going again."

Walls said that distance will not be a factor in his decision, but did say if he went to BYU his mother might buy a house in Provo.

As far as a mission goes, Walls said he would like to serve one, but he is not sure if he will at this point.

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