Yellow Jackets fans who attended the team's spring football practices last month continually spotted a familiar face in the stands and on the sidelines. This individual was none other than Dawson County High School's Logan Walls, who has become a high priority 2007 signee for Head Coach Chan Gailey and Georgia Tech.
Logan, who stands 6-feet-2-inches, 270 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, will be a senior defensive end for the Dawson County Tigers in the fall. He said he intends to end his recruitment sometime during the summer, so he can focus full time on putting together a strong senior season before heading off to college in the fall. He currently holds five Division-1 offers, in Georgia Tech, BYU, Hawaii, Kentucky and Arkansas.
At this point, Logan says Tech and BYU stand atop his list of favorites, but he hinted that one school - which should come as no surprise to those present at Tech spring practices - has risen above the rest for his potential services.
"I'm liking Tech right now," said Logan. "They offered me a scholarship in March. I like the coaches a lot. I like the players. I like the academics, too. I've been there like four of five times. The campus is really nice - I like how it's right downtown."
"I talk to him a bunch - about two times a week," Logan said of Coach Kelly. "He thinks I can help out a lot."
Though he stated he has no interest in any other local colleges, Logan said he patterns his game after former University of Georgia All-American David Pollack. How would he describe his game to anyone who has never seen him play?
"I'm relentless to the ball," he said. "I finish the tackle. That's something my coach always tells me that has been hammered into my head."
When the time comes to make his college choice, which factors will Logan consider most?
"Probably academics first," he said. "I also have to like the coaching staff and the team. Location is also important."
Logan reports a 3.8 grade point average and a score of 950 on his SAT. He said he is undecided on his ultimate college major.
Logan Walls is another one for Tech fans to keep an eye on until Signing Day 2007.