Logan Thrilled For NU Offer

Rising junior cornerback Austin Logan received an offer which thrilled his family, as it came from their favorite team, Northwestern. The Tallahassee native already has a strong connection with NU—he learned how to play cornerback from a current Wildcat player.

Austin Logan As Tallahassee (Fla.) product Austin Logan began to receive scholarship offers, his Chicago-based relatives were waiting for an offer from their favorite team, Northwestern. On Feb. 1, head coach Pat Fitzgerald called with an offer that thrilled both Austin and his family.

"I like Northwestern a lot," Logan said. "I like Coach Springer and I like Coach Fitzgerald. I like (Fitzgerald's) philosophy about how if you get offered by Northwestern, it means something. They spend the time getting to know who you are and what kind of man you are and what kind of man you're going to be."

Logan, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback, holds offers from NU, Purdue, South Florida and Stanford. He hopes to become Journalism major in college, and he is interested in what Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism offers.

"Northwestern is the best in the country in (journalism)," said Logan. "I see alumni from Northwestern on TV like (Michael Wilbon) from Pardon The Interruption. That excites me about Northwestern a lot."

The cornerback has been heavily recruited by NU receivers coach Dennis Springer, who handles recruiting in the state of Florida. The two have developed a nice connection.

‘He's a very interesting guy, I like him a lot," Logan said of Springer. "He always makes the conversation interesting on the phone. He always talks about how good Northwestern is and he always tells me about how good the offer is, how much they like me on film, and how they are excited about me."

Logan already has a strong connection to Northwestern, aside from his family's allegiances. As a freshman in high school, he learned the position of cornerback from then-high-school-senior Daniel Jones, a current Wildcat.

During practice, Logan, then a freshman, was playing with Florida State University School's junior varsity team, and was struggling to learn the position. Jones pulled him to the side of practice drills and helped team the position.

"(Jones) got tired of hearing me get yelled at all the time, he wanted to help me out," Logan said with a chuckle.

Logan has set a schedule for his recruitment, including visits and an expected time for a commitment.

I was going to start evaluating, sit down and talk with my parents during the summer and I'm going to make my decision in August," he said. "I want to take my trips and really get a feel for the school, the coaching staff, and after that trip, I was going to get a feel for where I want to go."

The rising junior is planning a visit in Evanston during the summer, which he anticipates will be an exciting time.

"We've got to make it up (to Northwestern)," he said. "I have a lot of family in Chicago and when I go up there and visit, it will be a very fun time."

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college football, college basketball and college baseball for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2009. He served as a writer for Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics, and is now the Publisher of PurpleWildcats.com, covering the Northwestern Wildcats.
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