One leader for Redmond running back

THROUGHOUT THE RECRUITING process, Redmond running back Logwone Mitz has had two schools at the top of his list. After talking with both earlier this week, one of those schools is no longer in the picture. With his final prep season also having come to a close, the chiseled 6-0, 225-pounder said his focus is squarely on the final stages of the recruiting process.

Washington State and Oregon had been Mitz' co-leaders throughout the recruiting season but Oregon's Neal Zoumboukos told him this week Oregon has other safety/rovers in mind. Most, including Washington State, are looking at Mitz as a running back.

"They said they're not going to be able to offer a scholarship, so that's that," said Mitz (6-0, 225, 4.55). "Washington State is now my leader since Oregon's out, they were both tied. And then I have (interest in) Boise State and UNLV."

WASHINGTON STATE remains Mitz' lone offer. He talked to Washington State before he talked to Oregon this week.

"Obviously they've been No. 1 on my list for a while," said Mitz of Washington State. "But having those other schools contact me on and off, I've just held off in committing and trying to see what else is out there for me."

Boise State has been showing interest and wants to see senior tape, and Mitz said he plans on getting back into contact with UNLV. Mitz said he hadn't heard from UNLV in a while and is trying to contact them, and had "missed some of their calls earlier in the season," while with Boise State, he's been talking to the Broncos "on a regular basis."

"Boise State, I don't really know anything about the team other than the team that I've watched on TV, I haven't been to their campus or anything, and it's the same for UNLV," said Mitz.

MITZ PLANS on sending senior tape out as soon as today to Boise State, and said he might try to get out to Boise State for an unofficial visit just to look around in the near term.

"Boise State would like to see my senior highlight tape, that's all they want because they've seen my junior highlight film and said they were happy with that," said Mitz. "I've also talked to Army and they would like me to come out for an official visit. I haven't heard much from Washington. The last I heard they said they would keep me on their list."

Here in November, Mitz said the end of his recruiting trail is probably not too far down the road but as for when a decision might come, that's still to be determined.

"You never know what could pop up," said Mitz.

INJURY SHUTTERED MITZ' senior season on Oct. 30. He missed a couple final regular season games and the playoff loss but before he sprained his ankle, he was averaging 104.4 rushing yards and 10 points a game. He carried 121 times for 731 yards in seven games, with a long of 75-yards.

The injury was to the anterior talo-fibular ligament (ATFL), but he's back jogging and will probably be back to full strength in a couple of weeks.

Washington State offered Mitz after his performance at their youth camp earlier this summer. He is a yards-after-contact rusher with balance and vision, plus he has a little shimmy and shake to his game.

There are two highlight video packages available of the bruising running back: Logwone Mitz profile and video

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