Logan visits LSU

LSU's pursuit of another defensive end has taken the coaches all over the country, but one player in their own backyard is starting to garner a little more interest in Coushatta-Red River product Bennie Logan.

Logan, a 6-2, 240-pounder with 4.8 speed, performed well at the LSU camp in July when he went against several blue-chip offensive tackles such as Xavier Su’a-Filo, Chris Faulk, and Jordan Mills to name a few.


LSU defensive line coach Earl Lane liked what he saw then and Logan says he has gotten more positive news from the Tigers.


“Coach Lane said I looked bigger and that I’ve put on some weight and that they’ve been talking about me a lot more lately,” said Logan, who was a first team all-state selection as a junior after totaling 93 tackles with 15 for loss. “He said they’ve seen some film on me and they liked what they saw and he’s going to come see me again.”


Logan spoke with Lane on Saturday when he was in town for an unofficial visit for the Alabama game.


Although an offer wasn’t extended there was something positive that he took away from the meeting.


“Coach Lane said they want to get me in for an official visit in January,” Logan said.


One of the holdups on Logan’s front was the fact that he did not have an ACT or SAT test score on record. He took the ACT on Oct. 25 and he thinks that his recruitment should soon pick up.


“I got an offer from Northwestern State and ULM, and then I’ve been getting recruited by LSU, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Sothern Miss, Louisiana Tech, and some other schools,” Logan said.


“All of the coaches kept telling me that they liked me but I didn’t have a test score,” added Logan, who reports a 2.7 core GPA. “I think things will pick up now and when my new film gets out and coaches have a chance to look at it.”


Logan said that his dream has always been to play major college football and out of the schools that are recruiting him two in particular are at the top of his wish list.


“That would be LSU and Arkansas,” he said.


“I really like the environment at LSU and the atmosphere on Saturday really brought to my attention what LSU has with the fans and the atmosphere. That was one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. I really like the coaches and everything the players have to work with.


“I’ve never been to Arkansas so I don’t really know what they have, but I’ve just always heard a lot about them. They’re in the SEC so that’s a big plus there.”


Logan is hoping that his play on the field will be enough to land him a major scholarship offer because he knows that central Louisiana often gets overlooked when it comes to football and prospects for the next level.


And if an offer would happen to come from LSU then it would be hard to pass up.


“I’d probably go ahead and take it right then,” Logan said.

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