Cheadle Enjoys Nebraska Visit

Logan Cheadle is one of the top defensive players in Missouri for 2014, earning all-conference, all-district, and all-state honors as a junior. He was one of just over a dozen recruits to attend Nebraska's first Junior Day of the year. Go Inside for the story…

The football locker room at the University of Nebraska has always been a special place. The state-of-the-art digs are the heart of Husker football, and a crown jewel of the football complex. Every year, fans hear stories of awestruck recruits that get caught up Big Red.

Lee's Summit (MO) West defensive back Logan Cheadle was added to that list the moment he entered the room.

"It was like nothing I've ever seen before," he said, eyes wide. "When I first walked in, it looked like there was a screen on each locker with the player's picture and their name on it."

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound corner laughed for a moment. "I walked up real close, and there as a built in iPad in the locker! I was like, ‘what?' It was really impressive!"

Cheadle made the trip to Lincoln on Saturday for Nebraska's Junior Day, along with Titan teammate Monte' Harrison. It was Cheadle's second unofficial visit, and it was easy to see he enjoyed himself.

"Putting the Nebraska jersey on was really cool," he said, smiling. "Their jerseys are really super stretchy. I first picked it up and looked at it, and it looked like an extra small t-shirt. I was like ‘there's no way I'm ever going to fit in this!'" Cheadle was pretty happy when he saw himself in the mirror. "I put it on, and I'm not gonna' like, I looked kinda' big!"

"It was pretty fun," he said. "I went up for the Wisconsin game, but this was the first time I got to see the whole campus and everything outside the football facilities. I really liked the academic side of things, and how many academic all-Americans they put up."

Cheadle was part of a star-studded defense for Coach Royce Boehm's Titans. In 2012, the talented junior snared five interceptions, earning first team all-conference and all-district honors. He was also named Associated Press Second Team All-State.

The decorated defender got to spend some time with Nebraska staff, and came away with a good feel for their philosophy.

"I talked to Coach John Garrison for a while, I talked to the defensive backs coach, and I talked to Coach Pelini there at the end," he said. "I really like their style of recruiting."

"A lot of recruiters will tell you they are going to be your number one guy. Nebraska says we are really interested in you, but you are going to have to come here and work for it. I really like that about them."

Cheadle is still early in the recruiting process, but he's already hearing from a number of programs.

"Coach Kittle from Oklahoma came down, and I talked to him for a while," he said. "I have two Junior Day visits set up, to Kansas and Missouri. South Dakota State invited me to theirs, but I'm not sure if I will be able to attend that one."

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