Coushatta (La) Red River high DE Bennie Logan has been one of the fastest rising prospects in the south in recent weeks, and Michigan has been among those in hot pursuit. Why all of the sudden interest?
"I have speed, and power," stated Logan. "I think I had 111 tackles (this season)."
With only a few months left until signing day, the 6-3, 250 pounder has had a tough time keeping up with all of his new suitors, but a few of them have managed to separate themselves from the pack. The Maize & Blue is a part of that contingent as well.
"They came in late," Logan said regarding the Wolverines. "Back in early December they started calling the school. I kind of had interest in them before that, but I didn't know they were interested. I talked to Coach Rodriguez the first day. He said he saw my highlight tape and he liked what he saw. He said he wanted to offer me."
Over the past few weeks Michigan has put a lot of effort into continuing to demonstrate just how interested they are, and Logan has certainly taken notice.
"They've been down here a lot of times," Logan said of Michigan. "Coach Fred (Jackson), the running back coach made it down. He's nice. I have a visit set up with Michigan for I think the second week in January."
Logan has already taken a trip to Nebraska and the Huskers sit in a special place on his list. A few other visits are still in the works, but some those programs will have work to do to crack his top group.
"(The top schools are) Nebraska, Michigan, and then Texas Tech," he later added.
When Logan makes it to the various campuses there are a few specific traits that he will pay a great deal of attention to.
"I'm going to be looking at academics and playing time," he explained. "A couple of them are telling me I can play early except for LSU."
Two factors that won't carry much weight are distance and weather. That's good news for Michigan. So too is a family tie to the area.
"My uncle lives in Detroit," he said.
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Logan in the coming weeks.