Alex Logan, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound three-star safety from Mullen High School in Denver, Colo., just took his first official visit this weekend to Arizona State.
"It was a lot of fun," Logan said. "I really liked Tempe a lot and felt comfortable there. I really liked the facilities and the weight room and stuff. It's all new and high quality."
Logan, ranked as the No. 33 safety in the country by Scout.com, was hosted by wide receiver Gerrell Robinson. "After the game we just hung out with the players and chilled. It was too bad they lost to Georgia, but it was still fun.
"The game was pretty exciting and the crowd got real loud," he said. "I could definitely see myself playing in that kind of environment."
Before leaving Tempe, Logan said he had a chance to speak with Sun Devils coach Dennis Erickson. "Coach Erickson said he doesn't like losing and that I was the kind of player that they like," he said. "He said that I'd be able to contribute and be an impact player for them."
He said the thing that impressed him most about Arizona State was their business school. "I got to talk to their academic advisor and was pretty impressed," he said. "I want to major in business and they said they have like a top 25 business program."
Logan's next trip is to Nebraska on Sept. 26. "I think that Nebraska is looking pretty good," he said. "I like what the new coaches have done and I definitely think that they'll be a great team again like they usually are. They are heading in the right direction."
He says that meeting the coaches is what he's most looking forward to during his trip. "I just can't wait to meet them all and see what they are like," he said.
Although it wasn't an official visit, Logan did attend the Colorado/Colorado State game on Aug. 31. "That was a pretty big game," he said. "It's the in-state rivalry and Colorado is looking pretty good. They are doing great right now.
"I love their defense," Logan said of the Buffs. "The safeties are running around and making plays and I like how hard they play."
Until their loss yesterday to Boise State, Logan admits he was the most impressed by Oregon. "They were looking really good until they lost," he said. "But they are still a solid team. They just need to keep their quarterbacks healthy. It's hard to win a game without a quarterback."
Logan is being recruited by Ducks defensive back coach John Neal. "I like how he checks in with me regularly and keeps up with how my team is doing and stuff," he said. "I like talking football with him because he seems like a smart guy."
Another school that Logan is likely to visit this season is California. "They've been playing pretty good too," he said of the Bears. "But they lost to Maryland last week which was shocking. I really though they'd kill Maryland."
So did Cal's loss affect his opinion of them? "Not really," Logan said. "They'll still finish pretty high in the Pac-10. We'll see how they do next week."
One team that is unlikely to finish atop the Pac-10 this season is Washington, but Logan is still high on the Huskies. "We'll see how the rest of the season goes," he said. "I know they are working hard and trying their best to win games."
His brother, Alvin Logan, is a wide receiver for the Huskies. "They really want to show people what they can do," he said. "I think they'll be ready for Stanford next week."
Logan doesn't plan on making a decision until after he takes all of his official visits. "I'll start eliminating schools after I take visits," he said. "I want to get a good feeling for each school and learn as much about the program and the academics as I can."
He's helped lead Mullen High School to a 3-1 record thus far and has 35 tackles and one sack in those four games. Mullen plays Overland Park on Sept. 26.
Logan wants to major in business and reports a 3.2 core GPA and a 25 ACT.