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Lexington Catholic's Brandon Logan spoke with Inside the Ville and talked about the possibility of playing with his cousin James McKinney and his brother John Logan and what effect that may have on his future college decision.

When it comes to the recruiting of Lexington Catholic High School linebacker Brandon Logan (6'1, 210) everyone seems to have a theory. You have probably heard one or two of them…he's headed out of state or he's headed to the University of Kentucky are two of the current popular discussions.

The reasons behind each theory varies, such as the idea that he and his cousin James McKinney of Louisville Central will sign with the same program. Another is spurred by facts that his brother John Logan is a current member of the UK football team and his uncle, Mark Logan was one of the most productive running backs in that school's history, seem to lead some to believe that he's likely to stay and play for the hometown Wildcats.

So, what's Brandon Logan think?

"It would be nice if we did get to play together," Logan explained of the possibility of signing with the same school as James McKinney. "I don't think it will be a deciding factor though."

He had similar words regarding the possibility of playing with his brother at Kentucky.

"That's kind of like the way it is with James," said Logan. "It would be nice to play with him, but it won't effect my decision really."

So, what is Brandon Logan looking for in a program?

"I want to find a place that I feel comfortable with, so it feels like I'm at home," Logan said. "I want to go somewhere that I can feel comfortable the academics, as well as playing time."

Having already made unofficial visits to Michigan, Louisville and Kentucky, Logan has started to get an idea of what to expect.

"I liked it a lot," Logan said of his visit to U of L's Junior Day. "I was impressed. It helped me see how they handle individual instructions and practice."

Logan, who already has received scholarship offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan and Tennessee, will continue to see his stock rise after attending combines this spring, including Combine in Cincinnati at the end of May.

After missing half of his junior season after suffering torn ligaments in his arm, Logan, who recorded 51 tackles last fall, is preparing for a strong senior campaign, with hopes of helping Lexington Catholic reach Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for the state championships.

"I just know that I am going to go out and play as hard as I can," said Logan. "It would be nice to get some individual awards, but I really want to help our team win the state championship."

Lexington Catholic will scrimmage at Louisville Trinity in August before kicking off it's 2004 season at the Bluegrass Bowl against Boyle County. The Bluegrass Bowl, held on August 21st, will also include a game between Pleasure Ridge Park and Lawrence County.

No matter where Brandon Logan, who is primarily being recruited as a linebacker, with some schools interested in him possibly playing safety, eventually commits, he just wants the chance to play.

"Of course I'd like to play my first year, but I wouldn't mind redshirting if I needed too," explained Logan. "I just want a chance to play and it doesn't matter what position."

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