RECRUITING: Logan's run includes trip to WSU

THREE STAR PROSPECT and defensive lineman Logan Harrell is headed to Washington State on an official visit this month and there's a crimson connection for the 6-4, 270-pounder out of Santa Margarita, Calif. What are his thoughts on Wazzu pre-visit, what's the latest on his recruitment and which schools are topping his leaderboard? Read on, plus check out his video highlights.

Graduating Cougar tight end Jed Collins is friends with Logan Harrell's oldest brother, Kellar, who played at Colorado State, so Harrell knows a little about Wazzu already.

"I'm feeling really good about going up there and checking it was through (Collins) was how I got to be first looking into Washington State," said Harrell.

Harrell trips to Washington State the weekend of Jan. 19.

"I have offers from Fresno State, Washington State, Idaho, Idaho State, Montana and UNLV, and then LSU has been in contact with us and Oregon State just recently got in contact," said Harrell. "...With Washington State, a couple weeks ago we got a call from coach (Travis) Niekamp and that's when it all happened, my dad talked to him."

Fresno State is the school recruiting the hardest over the past few months, said Harrell. He officially visited FSU in mid-December.

WASHINGTON STATE AND FSU appear to be tentative leaders, with LSU, a childhood favorite, also in recent contact and Harrell holding a strong affinity for the Tigers.

"Not really (do I have a leader) but Washington State and Fresno State are pretty much the same right now," said Harrell. "I want to play in the Pac-10, that would be awesome. At the same time I've got a really big opportunity for myself at Fresno State because going in there I'd probably be starting this next year. So those two schools are pretty balanced right now.

"They're (LSU) getting back in touch with us later this week or the beginning of next week. (Oregon State) emailed my dad and told us they were interested, they emailed him about two weeks ago and said they'd get back to us."

A FIRST TEAM all-league selection, Harrell logged 67 tackles including 6.5 sacks this season at Santa Margarita Catholic High. He holds the program d-line record at the school with 179 career tackles.

"In taking these visits, I'm looking for the place that I think I'm going to feel the most comfortable, where the shoe fits...I don't think location or weather or anything like that is going to be a factor. Where I play, I'm not looking to get my position handed to me, and I want to be challenge to get my spot and have a good relationship with the people I'm going to be playing with the next 4-5 years," he said.

In addition to his brother at CSU, Harrell's bloodlines also include father Robert, a former lineman with Florida. Logan's godfather is NFL Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood.

Harrell will take part in the Southern California Bowl later this month, pitting players from Orange County and San Diego County against players from the Inland Empire.

Logan Harrell profile and video

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