Columbia (MO) Rock Bridge has produced it's fair share of D1 prospects over the past few years. It seems to a school that colleges are looking at on a yearly basis now to mine for talent.
The Latest Bruin player to garner a D1 offer is 2013 DT A.J. Logan 6'2" 310 (5.2 forty- 24" vertical), who picked up an early offer from Memphis, whose new defensive coordinator came from Columbia after coaching safeties for the Tigers.
"It was great getting my first offer, I was really excited," proclaimed Logan when asked about his verbal offer from the Memphis Tigers. " I wasn't expecting it. I know Coach Odom, but I wasn't really familiar with Memphis. It's always been a dream to play D1 football."
Besides those Tigers showing interest in A.J., the local Tigers along with Kansas State are the two other schools he has been hearing from the most.
"Missouri (Coach Hill) and K-State are other schools that I have heard from. Mizzou invited me to their junior day event on the 11th. I am taking the ACT that morning, so, I am not sure if I will make it or not. The test runs from 8am to noon, but I will try and be there if I can," said Logan.
I asked the All-State, All-District and All Area defender, who recorded 59 tackles as a junior, how he felt about Missouri and their football program.
"It's home. I was born and raised here. I grew up following Missouri football, have been to their camp as a freshman and sophomore, and I am a big fan. I like the move to the SEC. It would be great to get an offer from them,"he said.
Logan, who is still only 16 years old, can play nose or defensive tackle and is strong at reading run plays, taking on double teams, shedding blocks and making plays.
Despite having plenty of time before he makes a decision, he has come up with a criteria of what he is looking for in a college choice.
"Right now, I would say family environment. Wherever I get a good feel and I think is the right fit."
Here are A.J. Logan's junior highlights