RECRUITING: Maryland OL to visit Norman?

Maryland OL Antonio Logan-El favors two schools, but says the Sooners still have a shot.


Antonio Logan-El has certainly made a name for himself in his part of the country, and he is no longer a secret as he is drawing recruiting attention coast-to-coast.

Logan-El broke into the starting lineup his sophomore year and he would have played his freshman year, but he suffered a leg injury keeping him off the varsity.

"I play offensive guard and offensive tackle on the left side, and I get equal reps at both positions," said Logan'el. "On certain plays that we run, I interchange form left guard and left tackle, depending on what that play needs. I prefer guard over tackle because I can pull and show off my speed and take advantage of my speed. My speed and quickness is a big asset for me and I use those qualities in a number of different ways.

"When I run block I make contact so quickly with the defensive lineman, or the linebacker, that they can't really react. And in my pass blocking, I am quick enough to get my drops to where they can't get to me."

Logan-El also goes both ways. On defense, he finished with 40 solo tackles and six sacks as a defensive end and defensive tackle. Logan-El can bench 345 pounds, squats 500 and he has posted a 29-inch vertical jump.

On the basketball team, he has been the starting center since his sophomore year and averages double figure rebounds and three blocks per game. He also throws the shot and discus and finished sixth in the state in the discus after only a month of training for the event.

Logan-El has attended the Virginia Tech summer camp where he earned MVP honors. This past Saturday, Logan-El attended the Maryland Rising Senior camp one-day camp and the NFL camp at Roosevelt High School in Maryland. He has also attended Maryland's junior day and spring practice, and Virginia has invited him to their junior day.

Logan-El has been by 22 schools at this point.
"This is the first time that I have ever been recruited, and it can get tiresome at times," said Logan-El. "You do get to meet some great people and see some interesting places. My top five schools that I have narrowed it down to are Maryland, Penn State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Florida, with Boston College falling right behind Florida.

"I would say my favorite is between Maryland and Penn State, but I am still keeping an open mind. Oklahoma is such a great program both academically and athletically, and I am going to try to make an unofficial visit to Norman this summer to see what their facilities are like. I am sure that I will take an official visit to OU."

Logan-El says he has no problem leaving the area and is looking to study Criminal Justice and Business Law. Logan-El has qualified.

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