2013 Target: T.J. Logan

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- T.J. Logan, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound running back from Northern Guilford, will make his first visit to North Carolina on Wednesday.

Scouting Report

"He's one of the few running backs that can run inside and outside," Northern Guilford head coach Johnny Roscoe. "He does a really good job on isolations. Outside, his speed creates seams for him that most people don't get. He's one of the few workhorse running backs that goes both ways – he's on the field the whole game."

Prep Career

Logan became Northern's starting tailback early into his sophomore season, forming a two-headed offensive monster with quarterback Daniel Downing, while also emerging as its starting free safety. Logan's production on both sides of the ball helped Northern to a 23-3 record in two seasons, with both seasons ending with a NCHSAA 3A Title.

"I'm happy about what we've accomplished, but it puts a target on our back for my senior season," Logan said. "We just have to come back out and play with the same type of intensity."

Offensively, Logan followed an impressive sophomore campaign (1,072 yards and 14 touchdowns on 95 rushes and 26 catches for 687 yards and eight touchdowns) with an even more productive junior season (2,468 yards and 38 touchdowns on 298 rushes and 27 receptions for 378 yards and three touchdowns).

Meanwhile, his defensive stats didn't suffer. In two seasons, he accumulated 123 tackles, five interceptions, three forced fumbles, and a blocked kick.

"Any time somebody scores as many touchdowns as he did, it gives us an opportunity to win," Roscoe said. "And our defense really played well in the playoffs and he's a part of that too. He made some big tackles and some big interceptions."

As if he didn't do enough offensively and defensively, Logan took on the role of returner for Northern during his junior season, averaging 25.5 yards on punt returns and 25.4 on kickoff returns.

Recruitment

During his sophomore season, California and South Carolina offered Logan his first scholarships. Clemson, NC State, North Carolina, and Ohio State followed suit.

Logan is primarily being recruited as a running back, but a couple of college coaches have mentioned moving him to slot.

"I just love offense," Logan said. "I just like making people miss and scoring touchdowns."

South Carolina has emerged as Logan's early favorite school.

"When I went down for a game, it was just a nice atmosphere," Logan said. "Everybody was pumped up for the game. I just liked it."

In addition to South Carolina, Logan has visited NC State and Ohio State. His most recent trip was to Columbus.

"[Ohio State] was big," Logan said. "I wasn't expecting that."

On Wednesday, Logan will make his first recruiting visit to UNC for its basketball against Duke.

"I'm pretty hyped," Logan said of attending the UNC-Duke game.

Roscoe says several members of UNC's new coaching staff have visited Northern. However, Logan has had only one conversation with a UNC coach.

"It's a nice school," Logan said. "They have a new coaching staff and are bringing in a new offense, which should be good.

"He said last year, their recruiting class was just okay. He said this year they want to step it up a little bit."

Extra Notes

In addition to football, Logan starts at guard on Northern's basketball team, where he's averaging 12 points a game this season.

T.J. Logan Profile


Inside Carolina Top Stories