Red Raiders Hope to Woo Logan

Red River High DE Bennie Logan had a spectacular senior season and was rewarded with some very big offers. With his name still high on a number of boards and more offers coming as time goes on, the Coushatta-native is ready to take in the final stretch before signing day. Where will he visit before making his final decision? Come inside to find out...

"I was going to try and have a decision by this time, but I don't think I am ready," Bennie Logan said. "I have taken one official to Nebraska, but I still want to get out there and get my other four in before I really decide on where I want to play."

Logan flew under the radar for much of the recruiting process because Coushatta isn't exactly a hotbed for college football talent. Heading into the month of November, the speedy defensive end was sitting on a couple of offers from some in-state schools.

However, after a spectacular senior campaign where he earned Class 2A All-State honors for the second consecutive year after logging over 100 tackles including 24 for loss and six sacks, word got out on the Bayou State talent.

Holding offers from LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech and ULM, Logan (6-2 ½, 245, 4.8) has his four remaining visits already laid out.

"I am going to see LSU, Michigan, Southern Miss and Texas Tech," he said. "Those are the four schools that have really been on me lately."

While Texas Tech is the only Big 12 school recruiting Logan, he says that they are a definite possibility to win his services.

"I actually just got offered by Texas Tech, so I was pumped about that. They have been showing me a lot of love, so I am going to take my visit to check them out at the beginning of January."

While Logan had hoped to see LSU in mid January, the plans may now be changing.

"I decided that I want to go check out Michigan the third week of January instead of LSU," Logan said. "Then I will move my LSU visit date to the last week of January, right before signing day. And my Southern Miss visit will come the weekend before that."

Though the Wolverines came on late, Logan says the interest is there.

"They did not come at me until December, but coach [Rich] Rodriguez said he got a hold of my film and liked what he saw," he said. "From there he offered me, so I want to go see what he has going on up there."

As for the Tigers, Logan said that the staff's interest is there, but it isn't pressuring him to make a quick decision.

"The staff came out the week before last to visit and hang out with me," he said. "Coach [D.J] McCarthy and them really got on me hard last month, but they have been letting me sit back some this month. I will hear from them soon when I try to switch these visit dates."

Though Logan has no favorites heading into the final stretch, he does have a few things on his mind that will help him gauge each school's chances.

"It really just comes down to academics and playing time," he said. "I want to get somewhere that has a good learning environment and will give me a chance to compete early for playing time. After I see the schools and weigh it all out I will make the decision."

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