Cheadle Talks MU Official Visit

These are busy times for Logan Cheadle. The Mizzou commit won a state championship just two weeks ago, he graduates from Lee's Summit (MO) West later this month, and he will start classes in Columbia in January. In between all the other milestone moments, Cheadle made an official visit to Missouri this weekend. Go Inside as he talks about MU…

A lot has happened since Logan Cheadle committed to Missouri in early June. The three-star cornerback from Lee's Summit West earned First Team All-League and All-State honors, and was named the Missouri Class 5 Defensive Player of the Year. Just two weeks after winning a State Championship with a title game record three interceptions, Cheadle was on his way to Columbia for an official visit.

"I thought it was great," Cheadle said of his visit. "It was just a great reassurance that Missouri is for sure where I want to be. It was fun."

The standout defensive back has made a number of trips to the Missouri campus. With Cheadle set to graduate high school in a week, he focused on getting to know the teammates he will begin sharing a locker room with next month.

"The campus tour and the facility, I've done that before," he said with a nod. "This was a chance to get to stay with some different players. Usually, I stay with E.J. Gaines. This time, I stayed with Anthony Sherrils, and it was a good chance to be around some other football players."

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior enjoyed his time with Sherrils. A talented freshman CB from Hogan Prep, the Kansas City product made quite an impression on Cheadle.

"I would say hanging out with Anthony," Cheadle said about the highlight of his trip. "Sometimes, when you go places, guys look at recruits as ‘this is another guy, you are never going to play over me.' He was more welcoming, telling me ‘we are going to grind together this summer.' They don't look at you like a piece of meat."

Cheadle also spent time with cornerbacks coach Cornell Ford. The twelve-year Missouri assistant talked with him about the adjustment he will be making over the next few months.

"Coming down a month from now, I kind of get thrown in the fire a little bit," Cheadle said of his decision to enroll at Missouri a semester early. "All the guys that are returning from last year, they got eased into the program, but I won't get that. Coach Ford said I'll mess up, but they only let guys they think can handle it do it. He's excited to get his hands on me and mold me into a good player."

With just a few days of high school left, Cheadle can't imagine having had a better career than what he had at Lee's Summit West.

"I achieved all I wanted to and more," he said of his time with the Titans. "I'm leaving high school on a great note, and it's everything I could have hoped for. It wasn't just leaving with a state championship this year. Guys know they have to keep working hard and do a lot for the program over the years. It was instilling an attitude."

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