Logan Firmly a Terp

Any concerns that may have existed about Tony Logan and his commitment to Maryland can be put to rest. Logan is ready to be a Terp.

Tony Logan, a four-star athlete from Piscataway (N.J.) who is one of Maryland's highest rated commitments in the Class of '08, will move to College Park immediately following graduation this spring to get a head start on his college career, he said Sunday.

"Coach [Friedgen] told me he wants me to come in right after I graduate. That way I can start to learn the plays," said Logan, who will play wide receiver at Maryland.

There was some question as to where the 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior would play in college; he has great agility and was a standout quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback in high school. But his preferred position is wideout, and the staff has told him that's where they want him. They've also let him know he has a good chance to play immediately.

Logan committed to Maryland in late August, chosing the Terps over Rutgers and Tennessee, but later took an unofficial visit to Purdue and checked out Rutgers again. But he stuck with his commitment to Maryland, where he visited for the Wake Forest game this weekend and will make an official trip this coming weekend.

"The turnovers killed them," said Logan, who has been to eight Maryland games and camped at UMD each of the past three summers.

"It was a really good atmosphere [at the Wake game]. Everyone came back, 'cause the students were on Thanksgiving vacation."

He had a unusual end to his high-school career, though, missing a few games with a quad injury and losing his starting spot on offense for what he deemed "political stuff," although he was a stalwart on defense, including a 14-tackle game in Piscataway's finale.

"I don't know what was going on. But when i got in, I made big plays," he said. "It was pretty disappointing because I could have had a lot of input on the offensive side. But everything ended well. I'm healthy for college, and that's the most important thing."

Logan will take summer school in College Park and plans to major in Business and Sports Management. First, though, he'll finish his high-school career with an East-West all-star in Orlando.

Logan will certainly be one of the top players to watch among Maryland's incoming class next fall.

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