RECRUITING: Logan-El to visit UF Jan. 13th

When it comes to recruiting and all that goes into the decision making process, recruits across the country need to talk with Antonio Logan-El. This massive five-star offensive line prospect from Forestville (Md.) has a plan and it's a plan he plans on following until the end. After all, it will assist him in the biggest decision of his young life.

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Logan-El's grandfather is a college professor and he has instilled in Antonio that he should come up with a value system as a measuring stick for all the college football programs he is considering. The value system consists of the player-coach relationship, graduation rates, the level of degree at each school, exposure, environment and other key things he is looking at in each program.

"I am going to take my time," said Logan-El. "He (grandfather) has instilled this in me and I am taking it very seriously. I will take all my visits and fill out my value system and come up with the best decision for me and where I fit in the best."

On the outside looking in some many may think he is solid to the University of Maryland. He did commit to the Terrapins early in the process. But if you know big Antonio, you know that he is very familiar with his home state school.

"I actually recruited Maryland when I was young," proclaimed Logan-El. "Ever since my sophomore year I have been going there, going to camps and games. I interact with all the players and coaches and I have a great relationship with everyone. I know them and there is a great comfort level with me and the people there. And their academics are great.

"I would say I am a soft commitment to them and I will take all of my visits just to make sure. And I will compare them to everyone else."

As things stand right now, Logan-El has already visited Oklahoma and he has set up official visits to Maryland (12-3), Tennessee (12-10), Florida (1-13) and Virginia (1-20). Penn State will not receive an official visit but the Nittany Lions find themselves very much in the mix. Here is what Logan-El likes about each of these great programs.

"My grandfather and I went to Oklahoma for my first visit. It was a good one. During the game I really focused on their o-line and what they were doing scheme wise. We did many of the same schemes that they do. We were also very impressed with their academics and their academic support. I also love their staff and how they relate to their players.

"I fell in love with Tennessee when I met coach Slade. He just blew me away. I love his personality and I also love his love and passion for the University of Tennessee. It was infectious to me.

"A lot of the things I think I am looking for in a college I see in Florida. It's a place with a great player-coach relationship and coach Meyer has it going on, they are playing so hard for him and he has that thing going in the right direction. And their academics are awesome and at Florida you get so much exposure.

"Virginia is a place where I love how they use and develop their offensive linemen. Al Groh is a former OL coach. He has that experience that can make me a better player. I also just love the way they are recruiting me.

"And Penn State may not get a visit but they are very much in this. What really attracted me to them is their players, their young players. They went to Penn State to turn that thing around and they did just that. They are changing things there. They are building up that program again and I wouldn't mind being a part of that. I went there for the Ohio State game and it was just electric. Fans were chanting my name. It was crazy and it blew me away."

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