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OSU Looking At Logan Rudolph On Defense

Younger brother of Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph picks up offers from Oklahoma State and Michigan this week.

Logan Rudolph was in Stillwater last Saturday on the heels of helping his Northwestern High School team (Rock Hill, S.C.) win 36-7 over nearby Clover and move to 6-1 on the season.

The Trojans don't play again until Oct. 16, so there is a good chance that Logan Rudolph could be with his family in Morgantown, W.V., to see older brother Mason play quarterback for the Cowboys this Saturday. This interlude in the high school schedule for the Trojans is working out for Logan as his recruiting has picked up.

Just this week he has picked up an offer from Michigan and then on Thursday morning an offer from Oklahoma State to join his brother in what likely would be his senior season. The two Rudolphs enjoyed playing together and winning a Class 4A state championship in 2013. Logan played tight end and caught 22 passes from his brother for 168 yards and a touchdown during that state championship season.

However, the invitation to play at Oklahoma State and other schools may not be for offense. 

Few recruiting analysts have caught this but Oklahoma State and Michigan may be looking at Rudolph to play defensive end. This season he has played on that side of the football and the 6-4, 225-pound and very athletic newby to defense has 19 unassisted tackles and a total of 33 stops in seven games along with an impressive 8.0 sacks for 60 yards in losses. He also picked off a pass and recovered a fumble while causing three fumbles. Those numbers would look good to any college defensive coordinator. 

Rudolph also has offers from Charlotte, Kentucky, Duke, East Carolina, Georgia State, and Appalachian State. There will be more to come as Clemson and South Carolina are looking at him and realizing they don't want to miss out on both brothers after falling asleep at the switch on Mason Rudolph.

Logan has talent at tight end or as a flex and jumbo wide receiver. He has 46 career receptions for 455 yards, an average of 9.9 yards a catch, and three touchdowns. This season he has four catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.

He has speed, wiry strength, a good mind for the game, and he loves playing. It all adds up to being a strong possibility on either side of the football but right now I will go against the mainstream and predict that Logan Rudolph will be very disruptive for some college someday on defense.


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