July 3, 2008

Does Ole Miss lead for Logan?

Houston (Westfield HS), Texas wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan is seeing his offer sheet grow as he's recently picked up offers from Missouri and Syracuse, but the former Mississippi native is showing some loyalty to his roots.

"Right now, Ole Miss is my top school that has offered," Logan told RebelSports.net on Wednesday evening. "Syracuse is up there too, those are my two favorite teams."

Logan, who is originally from Natchez where his bother starred in baseball and went on to a major league career, says he still has family in Mississippi and plans to take a trip east for a family reunion next month and while there, make an unofficial visit - his first ever - to the Ole Miss campus.

Logan claims offers from Ole Miss, Syracuse, Missouri, Kansas and Boise State, but he's liking what Ole Miss coaches are telling him. He's being recruited by Rebel tight ends coach James Shibest, who recruits Texas for Ole Miss.

"They are saying that if I come in and I'm in shape and if I do the right things, they think I can start as a freshman," Logan said.

Logan said he's hasn't talked to Ole Miss coaches in several weeks but will soon place a call to Shibest.

"He told me several weeks ago that he was going to be out for a few weeks spending time with his family," Logan said. "I understand that and don't have a problem with that."

While the Rebels appear to be in good standing with Logan, that could change if Logan gets some attention for a few top programs.

He's been in contact with LSU and he said on Wednesday that if Florida and Miami enter the picture, his recruiting status could change.

'If Florida offers, I'm going to commit to them," he said.

Logan's family still in Natchez includes his brother, Exavier Prente "Nook" Logan, who played for the Washington Nationals last season, and makes his off-season home there.

Nook Logan played baseball at Copiah-Lincoln C.C. and was a third round draft choice by the Detroit Tigers in 2000. He broke into the majors in 2004 and was traded to Washington in 2006. He was released by the Nats after last season and signed a minor league contract with Los Angeles, but didn't make their roster this spring.

Logan said on Wednesday that his brother is currently playing independent baseball and hopes to soon catch on with a major league team.

Meanwhile, Ja-Mes Logan had 325 yards on 21 catches last season, good for six touchdowns. He also returned kicks and punts for his team.

Ja-Mes is over 6 feet 2 and can go up and get the ball," Westfield coach Corby Meekins said.

Logan was officially measured earlier this year at a Nike Camp at 6-foot-3, 178 pounds with 4.44 speed. He said that since the camp, he's now up to over 190 pounds.

Logan reports his 40-yard dash time at 4.44 and claims no favorites at this point. He also plays baseball for Westfield, put plans to only play football at the next level.

He has a 2.7 GPA and an 830 on his SAT.

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