Ready to make the Jump?

When you come from the tiny town of Agra, Kansas and your High School plays eight man football- many people are left to wonder how a recruit will do at the next level. Such is the case for KSU Wildcat OL freshman Logan Robinson.

Logan Robinson Ready to make the jump? Part I by: KStateFans.com Staff When you come from the tiny town of Agra, Kansas and your High School plays eight man football- many people are left to wonder how a recruit will do at the next level. Such is the case for KSU Wildcat OL freshman Logan Robinson.

We caught up with Logan's High School football Coach, James Burk and found out what Logan has been up to over the summer getting ready for the season.

"Logan has spent his summer in Manhattan working out and filling out. He was at about 300 lbs. for us when he left but Rod Cole got a hold of him and I have seen him come back home this summer and he is about 315-325 right now. He is really starting to fill out and still has some room left to grow. He has been working out up there and putting in quite a bit of time."

Standing at 6'9, a lot of people would find it very easy to believe that Logan won a state title in the shot put. Although "if he could have done that spin the other guys do he could have put it (shot) out of the place. He just powered it because he was too big to spin in that little circle. He would have killed guys spinning in that little area. He was able just to power it out there and win state that way." But not many know that the multi-sport standout also played Sam linebacker in High School and has a mean streak when he straps on the helmet.

"For us we played him at Center on offense so that no one could stack the line too much on the left or the right. As far as the next level, I know he is working out at both Guard and Tackle. They (KSU) are really stacked at Tackle right now and I know that he is playing both tackle and guard right now getting trained for both. For his size he can really move. We used him to pull a lot and he has really good feet, especially for a guy his size. We are very run oriented and pulled him a great deal. He was very solid for us early on….ever since his freshman and sophomore year. He was never one of those softies for us and they will get him in their system and into their Gameplan and he is going to be very dangerous."

As for his best attribute on the field, Coach Burk said:" Intensity, we've had to settle him down a couple times on the field. He used to get very worked up and ready to go. We never had to worry about getting him ready to go. He never missed a weight room for us and his motor is always on go. Sometimes we would have to calm him down a bit as he would get out there and be to wound up. "

Don't be fooled into thinking he is a gentle giant either "Most people around here think he is too nice to play football but they don't know him when he puts that helmet on. He is a nice guy off the field but he has a nasty steak and will play that way. On the field he plays hard and never stops. He is very coach able too but his work ethic is it. He is always trying to make himself better and he just needs to get a little stronger and before it is all said and done. He will definitely be a player when they get done with him and his work ethic is going to set him apart".
We are doing a series on Logan and will have Part II tomorrow.
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