Logan High On Northwestern

Brookline (Mass.) linebacker Abner Logan left a strong impression with Northwestern coaches at their one-day camp. Logan dominated each drill, and caught the coaches' eyes. The only thing that was keeping them from offering the standout linebacker was seeing his grades and test scores. Everything checked out, so an offer quickly followed. Now, Logan is excited about what Northwestern offers.

"I like it a lot," said Abner Logan of Northwestern. "It's an Ivy League education with Big Ten football—you get the best of both worlds."

Logan (6-1, 215) also holds offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Florida International, Maryland, Syracuse, UMass, and more. He's also received interest from Florida, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Penn State, Stanford, and a few others.

Northwestern was hesitant to offer as they waited for Logan to be academically cleared with the university.

"They said they had to wait for my SAT so that's why they didn't offer me," Logan said. "They said they really liked me at camp and my SAT's were good, so they offered."

Logan is searching for a school with top-notch academics and good football.

"After football, you have to have a degree to fall back on," he said.

Logan is planning on making his commitment toward the end of the summer—likely in August. Between now and then, he is working to evaluate which school's environment would fit him the best.

"I just want to make sure I want to live in that place," Logan said. "You can play there but if you're living there for four or five years, you have to enjoy your time."

A two-way standout at Dexter School, Logan finished with more than 75 tackles at linebacker, and rushed for eight touchdowns as well. Off the field, he carries a 3.0 grade point average.

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