Two Tied at the Top for Logan

The recruitment of Coushatta (La) Red River high DE Bennie Logan is heating up on the heels of his official visit to Michigan. The Bayou State star discusses his time in Ann Arbor, his in-home visit with Rich Rodriguez, his visit schedule, his leaderboard, and more.

Coushatta (La) Red River high DE Bennie Logan made his way to Michigan for a few of the most frigid days of the season last weekend, but that didn't stop him from warming up to the Wolverines.

"The visit went good," Logan said.  "I like the cold weather so it wasn't too cold for me.  There were some more recruits there so we toured the field, the locker room, talked to some of the coaches, went to the basketball game, and then chilled with our hosts later on that night."

The 6-2.5, 245-pounder also had the chance to learn more about how he would fit into the Maize & Blue defense.

"They like me at D-end," stated Logan.  "They said that I remind them of LaMarr Woodley.  They're going to put me down some and stand me up in coverage.  They said I'll have a chance to work my way into playing.  I will be able to play some my freshman year."

Logan learned of a similar opportunity for early playing time at Nebraska and had equally glowing things to say about the Huskers after his late November visit to Lincoln.  That begs the question, how did the two visits stack up to one another?

"You can't really compare the two," he said.  "After the visit, Michigan is a little higher (than they were previously), but I'm not trying to rate them.  Both of those visits were good and everything I needed to know or wanted to know was right there.  You can't really put them at like #1 or #2, so basically they're both tied for first place."

Both programs will have to work hard in the coming weeks to try to create separation.  Michigan made its latest attempt yesterday with an in-home visit.

" It went good," reported Logan.  "They just came to see my grandma to talk to her.  It was Coach Fred Jackson and Coach Rodriguez.  Everything they've been telling me, they've been holding up to their word.  That's one thing I'm liking.  All of the coaches are nice and whatever they tell me, they're holding up to their word.  Everybody been has been holding up to their word except LSU.  That's what made really sit here and think (twice) about LSU.  They're telling me (different things) now and I'm not even going to the school.  What am I going to do when I get there?  Are they going to stick to their word?  I don't know what's going on with LSU.  They did offer me, but then they started talking… I don't know.  We'll see."

The Tigers have a greyshirt offer on the table and the chance to play close to home makes accepting it a tenable option.  It's certainly the option his grandmother is most in favor of.  That said, after the in-home with the Wolverines she had an important message for her grandson.

"At first she was concerned (about distance), but today she was like she'd probably get (sad) because she is used to me being there," Logan recalled.  "But she said I have to do whatever is best for me.  She doesn't want me to stop after all of these years of school and football… all of the stuff I've accomplished, she doesn't want me to end right there not go to a school just because of distance.  So I think she is getting a pretty good hold on it."

With two visits down Logan certainly has a better hold of his recruitment, but it will gain further clarity in the coming days we he takes his final few visits.

"I'm supposed to be going to LSU Friday, and then Southern Miss and Texas Tech next week," he said.  "I'm going to Southern Miss during the week and Texas Tech on the weekend.  After that I'm going sit down, think about all the schools and how the coaches and players were, then just put everything together, see what's what, and go from there."

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Logan in the coming days.

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