Logan comfortable with the Terrapins

Ralph Friedgen is known for being somewhat of an offensive innovator and has already picked up two excellent options at wide receiver in this year's class. Today, the Terps picked up a verbal commitment from speedy, New Jersey athlete Tony Logan who will add even more to the incoming talent level at wide receiver.

Tony Logan had camped at Maryland for three straight years before making his verbal commitment to the Terrapins today and that comfort level that was developed was a big factor for the 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete from Piscataway, N.J.

"I committed to Maryland earlier today," Logan said. "My family and I were all very impressed with what the school had to offer and I really love the atmosphere in the DC/Baltimore area. I also feel like I will get a great education at Maryland."

"When I had talked to Coach Ralph Friedgen he said that I have the natural change of direction ability that you just can't teach, so he sees me at wide receiver at the next level. He said they could also use me at cornerback, but the plan right now was to use my talents on the offensive side of the ball. The trust that I developed with the coaching staff at Maryland was very important."

Distance was a factor for the Piscataway High standout and when it came to making a decision, he was looking for something close to home, but not too close.

"I really liked Rutgers and they were in it until the end, but they were just a bit too close to home. I want to be in a new atmosphere where I can grow as a person and Maryland gives me that opportunity. Tennessee was also one of my finalists, but it was too far away from home in the end."

Logan had to the following to say when asked if he had a message for Maryland fans. "I'm just very excited about being a Terp and I think I can help put us into a good situation to win an ACC championship or even national championship in the next few years. I feel so good every time I'm on campus and just know this is the right situation for me to be in."

Last season, Logan threw for 1500-yards, rushed for 500 more and accounted for 17 touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball in five games for Piscataway High.


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