August 11, 2008

Texas WR still planning Ole Miss visit

Big, tall wide receivers are always at a premium in college football recruiting and Ole Miss is in need of replacements at the position with the loss of Mike Wallace after this season and with "aging" juniors Shay Hodge and Dexter McCluster heading into their third seasons.

One prospect Ole Miss has offered who is still trying to get in an unofficial visit before his senior high school season starts is Houston (Westfield HS), Texas prospect Ja-Mes Logan.

Logan, a 6-foot-3, 180 pound prospect with Nike Camp timed 4.44 speed, has family in Natchez and it's partly that connection that has him interested in Ole Miss.

His unofficial visit has been tied to a family reunion, an event that puts him close enough to the Oxford campus to break away for a day to make his first trip to Ole Miss.

"Right now, I'm planning on going to Mississippi after two-a-days, which is on Aug. 22," Logan said on Sunday evening. "I'm still planning on visiting Ole Miss after going to the reunion."

A visit could be exactly what the Rebels need to make up some ground on Logan.

"I'd say that Kansas and Florida are my favorites right now," Logan said.

That's a shift from early July when Logan told that Ole Miss was his leader among schools that had offered.

While Kansas has offered - along with Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Syracuse, and Boise State along with Ole Miss - Florida has not.

Logan said he recently attend camp at Florida and he feels it went good.

"I didn't get to talk one-on-one with coach (Urban) Meyer, he just addressed as a group," Logan said. "But I feel they could be close to offering.

Logan said previously that if Florida offers, he'll commit to the Gators immediately.

Logan's family still in Natchez includes his brother, Nook Logan, played for the Washington Nationals last season, and makes his off-season home there. He is currently playing for Long Island in the Atlantic League.

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

Logan 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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