Michigan’s Interest in Gamble on the Rise

Long Beach (Calif.) OLB Logan Gamble had been flying under the recruiting radar for much of his recruitment, but that is no longer the case as more and more schools are becoming enamored with his impressive athleticism. Michigan is among those keeping an eye 6-6, 200-pounder, and the interest is definitely mutual.

Like many youngsters, Logan Gamble began his football career at a young age, but after not seeing much playing time he decided that maybe it wasn’t his thing. 

This past year, with a little encouragement, he gave it another shot.

“My fiends wanted me to come join the team, so I just gave it a try,” Gamble told Scout. “I also played Pop Warner, but that was never serious. I’m new to football as this was my first varsity season and only real (serious) year too.” 

It has been a learning process for Gamble, but Power Five schools have seen enough already to spark major interest.

“I plan on to just keep learning,” said Gamble. “There is a lot to take in from great players and great teachers that are guiding me through what I need to do. 

“My recruitment is going great. I have offers from Arizona, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, Washington State and Wyoming. I’m also hearing from Wisconsin, Northwestern, UCLA, Washington, Oregon, Boston College, Utah, Utah State, Nebraska, Colorado and California.”

Another school that reached recently was been Michigan. The man leading the courtship is offensive coordinator Tim Drevno.

“He stopped by my school with an invite to their camp,” said Gamble.  “We have messaged on Twitter and he came by on Tuesday. He asked me my offers, my height, my weight and for me to camp on June 10th with Michigan at Mission Viejo High School. 

“I will be going (to the camp). I am very interested in Michigan. I like their coaching staff and their legacy. I would love to visit if they were to offer and it would mean a lot to me (if Michigan offered). Every new offer is a new opportunity for me. Opportunities has been everything so far throughout my football career.”

What has intrigued schools is Gamble’s swiss Army knife-like game. He has the ability to excel on both sides of the ball and feels like a he is mismatch nightmare anywhere he steps on the field.

“I have been offered as an outside linebacker, defensive end, wide receiver, tight end and just as an athlete,” said Gamble. “I’ve grown into my body and learned how to play my game. I’m very unique with my size and speed. I use a lot of technique to be able to use my physicality on players that aren’t expecting it. I’m very quick and if you don’t line up against me right, you are already done before the play has even begun.”

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