Tigers pursuing another elite DT

As Clemson nears the end of spring practice it's looking to determine which defensive tackles will fit into the game plan in the 2015 season.

DT Jamari Logan Profile

After the departures of Grady Jarrett and DeShawn Williams, D.J. Reader, Scott Pagano, Christian Wilkins and more will look to make an impression on what's expected to be one of the ACC's top defensive units.

Clemson is working on what is currently ranked as Scout's 9th best recruiting class for the class of 2016. Dabo Swinney and company are in the process of evaluating 2016 Booker T. Washington 3-star defensive tackle Jamari Logan out of Norfolk, Virginia.

"I haven't been able to make it to Clemson for a visit, but I do plan on going pretty soon," said Logan. "I will be taking a couple very soon. More than likely it'll be after my S.A.T. test or when the season begins. I'm praying about hopefully making it to Virginia on April 18th and Tennessee on April 25th."

Logan is being pretty heavily recruited around the southeast but has his sights set high for where he wants his recruitment to go.

"I don't have any new offers recently. My offers right now are Marshall, N.C. State, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Old Dominion," explained Logan. "I want to get offers from Clemson, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Wake Forest, Alabama, L.S.U., Maryland, Michigan, U.C.L.A., West Virginia, T.C.U. and Oklahoma."

With high aspirations for plenty of options with which to pick from for his collegiate football, Logan spoke of what he looks for in a school by saying, "The most important thing to me is the graduation rate for the school and how the players get treated."

As Logan finishes up his junior year of high school there's no doubt he's looking ahead to a big senior season on the football field. "As a team I would like us to work together. I want to be a better leader than I was last year, be a positive influence to the younger guys and win more games." Logan continued by saying, "Now as an individual I want to be better than I was last year. I want to work harder, because I know that college ball is totally different from high school -- 10 times harder. I train like I'm number two, trying to be number one, because I know that the next man is hungry and wants it like me. I just want to improve overall."

Logan also spoke of what motivates him to be an ever-improving player by noting, "My mom, little brother, and sister are the reason why I want to be a better player and be successful. They are my motivation. I play every game and every down for them -- to keep smiles on their faces."

The lineman stands at 6-foot-4, 330 pounds and is rated as a 3-star tackle. Logan is also rated as the No. 3 defensive tackle in Virginia for the class of 2016.

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