The senior standout that led Merced (California) to an 8-2 record last fall, tore his ACL completely in a 27-21 victory over Los Angeles Crenshaw on September 1. Todd courageously tried to play through the injury, not knowing the severity of the damage until after the fact. Out for the season, Todd is realistic about his chances to get recognized, now that his high school career has come to an abrupt close.
"It's going to probably change because I don't have any offers yet," Todd said. "Most of the teams were saying, ‘well, we'll wait, send us three or four games of footage,' and I'm not going to have that." He added that he has still not given up the dream of getting a Division-I scholarship. "I hope there is still going to be some school or two out there that will hopefully give me a chance, " Todd said.
With no scholarship offers on the table at the time of his injury, Todd conceded that playing two years of junior college could be an alternative way to get to a bigger school. "At first it doesn't seem good, but in the long run, it could be the better way to go." The most devastating aspect of Todd's injury is the impact it will have on his family, particularly his twin brother Carter.
While Logan has received interest from several schools throughout the country, Carter Todd has generated some of his own interest with the 71 catches and 1,068 receving yards he put up last season. As a junior, Carter Todd also reached the end zone six times, and as and as Logan put it, "…was my favorite target."
When looking at prospective schools to attend at the next level, the brothers had anticipated the possibility of playing together. While each had decided on making the choice that was best for him, this major setback for Logan is just as hard on the brother. "He's just been pretty much telling me to make sure I get ready for baseball," Todd said. "He said, ‘If you're not playing, I'm not playing.'"
While starring in football and baseball, Todd has also played on the basketball team at Merced High. On the baseball side of things, Logan Todd plays both first base and pitcher. While he is most likely not going to be able play basketball this winter, Todd acknowledged that his goal was to play with his brother this spring on the diamond. "He's pretty bummed out right now," Todd admitted.
While Todd suggested to GSN that Michigan State's interest in him didn't seem to be too intense, he did acknowledge that he had received a good number of letters from them.
"They're a good school; I didn't think that they were serious," Todd said. "They were sending me letters constantly, but they never showed any more interest than that," he said.
When asked if he had interest in them, Todd didn't pull any punches. "Kind of, but not to the point where I'd look into it, like anything serious."
He indicated that he had not had any contact with MSU coaches either. That's not to suggest that Todd isn't impressed by what the Spartan football team has accomplished over the years. "They're always a good program, always in the hunt for something."