Bennie Logan's stock is rising

Every summer there are a few unknown prospects that attend LSU's summer camp and leave as one of the hottest names in recruiting. One of those examples from last week's camp is defensive end Bennie Logan from Coushatta, Louisiana.

Despite recording 93 tackles, including 15 for a loss, and being named first team all state in class 2A as a junior at Red River High School, Logan had not been receiving much attention thus far in the recruiting process. But his performance at last week’s camp has quickly changed that.


“I did good at the camp,” Logan said. “I went against the top offensive lineman there and did pretty good against them. Coach Lane said I was good and that I learned quick. He wants to see my highlight tape now.”


After the camp Logan had a chance to tour LSU’s facilities and even catch a glimpse of some of the current Tigers.


“I went through all the facilities, they were great,” Logan said. “I got to see the team lifting weights. I think most of them were out there. I saw all the quarterbacks, running backs, wide and receivers. And I got to talk to Ricky Jean Francois and Drake Nevis. They just told me to keep working hard and keep getting bigger and stronger.”


Logan anticipates hearing from the LSU coaches more often after his impressive camp performance.


“I talked to Coach McCarthy for a little while I was there,” he said. “He is my recruiting coordinator. Coach Lane talked to me a lot too. He said I was moving up their board. He thinks I can play at LSU or any other D-I school. He said they are going to be coming to watch me play my senior year.”


The Tigers increasing their interest in the 6-2, 238 pound defensive end has also resulted in him increasing his interest in LSU.


“The camp and the coaches helped LSU’s chances a lot,” Logan said. “I’m definitely going to be coming back to LSU more often during the season to see some games.”


LSU is just one of the many schools that currently have Logan’s attention.


“Right now I only have offers from Louisiana Monroe and Northwestern State,” he said. “But I’m getting a lot of mail from places like LSU, Tennessee, Louisiana Lafayette, Tulane, Arkansas, U-Conn, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech, and Ole Miss. The Tennessee coaches said they wanted me to go up there and workout for them.”


“Right now my top five is Tennessee, LSU, Texas A&M, Louisiana Monroe, and Arkansas,” he continued. “I’m going to commit sometime during the season. I’m looking for a few different things like depth chart, academics, and putting defensive ends in the NFL.”


Besides planning to check out a few LSU games this fall, Logan wants to catch some games at a few of the other schools he is looking at too.


“I want to take official visits to Arkansas and Texas A&M,” he said. “I’ll probably take some unofficals to Northwestern State and Louisiana Tech. My brother plays at Louisiana Tech so I have to check their schedule and try to go to LSU when they are on the road. I might end up taking an official visit to LSU also.”


Note: Logan said he recorded the following measurements at the LSU camp:

Height: 6-2

Weight: 238

40 time: 4.9

Shuttle: 4.6

Vertical: 31”

Broad jump: 9-1

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