LOI #23: Logan Winkles

Thomaston (GA) Upson Lee fullback Logan Winkles has signed with NC State!

Logan Winkles
Scout Rating:
Scout Rank:
No. 12 fullback
6-1, 245 pounds
Thomaston, GA
High School:
Upson-Lee High School

Projected position at NCSU: Fullback

Accolades: As a senior, Winkles was named first team all-region, all-Middle Georgia and all-state by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Georgia Sportswriters Association.

Stats: Lining up at defensive end and middle linebacker, Winkles had 80 tackles, one pass block, three sacks and one punt block. On offense, he had eight catches for 139 yards, averaging 17.4 yards per catch.

Commit Date: June 26, 2009

Recruiting Scene: Winkles was an unknown on the recruiting circuit. However, that all changed with his performance at NC State's camp last summer. Nearly impossible to miss with his long blond hair, Winkles proved to have above average athleticism and ran extremely well given his solid frame.

State officially offered right after camp and Winkles wasted little time in committing to the Wolfpack. He would stay solid for State throughout the rest of the recruiting year, making several unofficial visits to Raleigh along the way.

Why NC State?
"NC State was one of the top schools on my list and once they offered it was an easy decision for me. I liked the academics and I really like the coaching staff. They offered me at fullback. I haven't played fullback before but I'm a quick learner and I'm looking forward to doing it."

Pack Pride Scouting Report: "Of all the film we've evaluated this year, Thomaston (GA) standout Logan Winkles has some of the most impressive we've seen.

"Winkles is all over the field, whether it be from his linebacker position or tight end spot on offense. With his long hair, hard-nosed playing style and non-stop motor it's hard not to think of former Boston College standout Jamie Silva.

"The most impressive aspects of Winkles' game are his body control and the feeling he'd run through a brick wall for you if asked. He consistently crushes defenders while on offense and shows absolutely no fear of contact.

"On defense, he moves extremely well for his size and shows good redirection to fight through traffic and then drive through the ball-carrier. You know he's laying the lumber just by the number of fumbles caused in his video.

"For NC State, Winkles would likely project at fullback and with his blocking skills, high-intensity, and all out style, makes for an interesting prospect for the Pack." -- Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams

Jr. Film: #87 TE Logan Winkles - Offense -

Jr. Film: #87 LB Logan Winkles - Defense -

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