Wilson, Ark. running back commits to Vandy

Wilson (Ark.) Rivercrest HS RB/DE Zach Logan, a 6-2, 220-pounder, has become the 13th player to accept a scholarship offer from Vanderbilt for the 2004 recruiting class. Logan, who was being recruited to Vanderbilt to play fullback, made an official visit to the Vanderbilt campus over the weekend. Wilson head coach Mike Smith talked recently about Logan and his performances the past two seasons. (Includes exclusive full-size photo.)

Ed. Note: Wilson (Ark.) Rivercrest High School running back / defensive end Zach Logan has committed to Vanderbilt, according to Bill Hodge. The 6-2, 220-pounder made unofficial visits to Vanderbilt for the Navy and Kentucky games last season, and committed after his official visit the weekend of Jan. 16. Wilson head coach Mike Smith talked recently about Logan and his performances the past two seasons.


Wilson High School Coach Mike Smith: "Zach played running back for us the past three years, and he defensively we used him as a defensive end, and just a little bit at strong safety. He also ran back kickoffs.

RB/DE Zach Logan is hosted on an unofficial visit by Laura Mattaliano of the Gold Stars.
"He's got about 4.6 speed [in the 40-yard dash], and he's about a 300-plus pound bench presser. He made a 24 on the ACT, and he's been a three-year starter for us. He was voted All-State this year, and was voted the best back in our conference, and had a number of other nominations from around this area.

"The Vanderbilt coach that came down here, Jimmy Kiser, said he would probably play the fullback position. He's about 6-2, 220, but could play even bigger at the next level.

"The last two years he was over 1,000 yards rushing each year. Year before last we went 13-2 and were state 3A runners-up. This year we went back to the state finals and were state runners-up again, unfortunately. We were also 13-2 this year.

"Zach had so many great games for us this year, I don't know if I could single out just one. He played an excellent ball game in the CAC game that we won 13-10.

"Vanderbilt and Arkansas were the two schools he was most interested in. He was intending to visit both schools and then make a decision. I hate to lose him from my team. He's a great kid-- just the kind of kid you want to hang with and be around."


Verbal commitments are not binding. National signing day is Feb. 4. For a complete current list of Vanderbilt commitments for the class of 2004, click here.

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