Brown visits Florida cornerback

NU assistant head coach and defensive backs coach Jerry Brown on Monday visited Austin Logan, a defensive back prospect from Tallahassee, Fla. Find out what the two discussed and where Logan stands in this recruiting update.

Northwestern assistant head coach and defensive backs coach Jerry Brown visited Florida State University School defensive back Austin Logan on Monday, taking in about an hour of football practice and talking with Logan for roughly half-an-hour.

While the conversation revolved around football, Logan said his takeaway from the conversation had more to do with the person than the school he represented.

"He just told me about his past experiences, going out and recruiting," Logan said. "[I took away] just that coach Brown's a good guy – someone you can talk to about anything."

Brown also talked to Logan about another FSU School defensive back product: Daniel Jones, a redshirt freshman for the Wildcats who recorded 12 tackles in 12 games last season.

Logan said watching Jones – a 5-foot-11, 170-pound DB – work his way up Northwestern's depth chart gives him confidence he could do the same.

"It is appealing to have someone up there [that you know]," said Logan, the 106th-ranked safety in the country. "You can kind of put yourself in their shoes because they came from the same background and the same high school. … I think in that scheme I could do kind of well because if DJ can do it, I think I can do it, too."

However, Logan – who holds offers from Duke, Florida International, Georgia State, Northwestern, Purdue, South Florida, Stanford, Troy, Utah, Western Michigan and Vanderbilt – said he isn't ready to whittle down his list just yet.

The 6-foot-1, 190 pound soon-to-be senior said he plans to make his decision on July 31, and he intends to visit all the schools that have extended him an offer in advance of his decision.

That is not to say, though, that Northwestern does not have certain advantages to its credit. Logan noted that he has family in Chicago and Decatur, Ill., and he likes the idea of playing near a big city.

The two-star recruit visited the Windy City a few years ago and enjoyed his trip, despite a less-than-desirable experience with the sight lines at Wrigley Field.

But until he makes visits, Logan is keeping all his options open, including Georgia Tech, Indiana and Central Florida, which have not yet offered the Tallahassee, Fla., product, but have expressed a high level of interest.

"I haven't really had any frontrunners," Logan said. "I'm just talking to coaches to see what their schools are really all about … Then I'm going to go take visits to all of them, so I can actually see what kind of school it is because I'm not going to commit anywhere that I haven't seen before."

In the meantime, Logan – the Orlando Sentinel's No. 94 ranked player in Florida in the class of 2013 – said he is working on becoming "a tactitioner."

"[Coaches have] told me just to really work on breaking down every single aspect of the game and really just working on the fundamentals – becoming sound at everything," Logan said.

As a junior, Logan recorded 40 tackles, five pass breakups, two interceptions, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and a touchdown while playing both cornerback and safety.

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