Aiming High
Ja Mes Logan Westfield
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Oct 26, 2008


Originally from Mississippi, Texas wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan says he grew up following LSU and Florida. "I really like the program at LSU," Logan said. "It's got good tradition and they win a lot. I feel like I fit into their offense. I think I'm a prototypical LSU receiver. I just fit in their system...They just want to see some highlight tape from this season and I think they'll offer..."

Ja-Mes Logan, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound three-star wide receiver from Westfield High School in Houston, has nine scholarship offers - none of which are his favorites.

Logan, Scout.com's No. 109 wide receiver, now favors No. 15 LSU and No. 5 Florida solidly over No. 8 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 1 Texas. His offers are from No. 14 Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, No. 16 Florida State, Syracuse, Houston, Baylor, Ole Miss and Purdue.

"The six I really like haven't offered," Logan said. "But I think I'll get a couple more offers. I'm not gonna set up any visits until after the season and just want to take it slow and see who else offers."

Originally from Mississippi, Logan says he grew up following LSU and Florida. "I really like the program at LSU," he said. "It's got good tradition and they win a lot.

"I feel like I fit into their offense," he said. "I think I'm a prototypical LSU receiver. I just fit in their system."

He says that the Tigers are recruiting him as hard as anybody else. "I talk with (assistant head coach/running back) coach Larry Porter regularly," he said. "They just want to see some highlight tape from this season and I think they'll offer."

Logan also likes his chances with the Gators. "They are recruiting me a lot too," he said. "They throw the ball and have a real good offense. I think that I would add some more physical play to their offense if I went there."

While the Tigers and Gators may be showing a lot of interest, Logan admits that the others on his list aren't quite as persistent. "I haven't really been talking to the other coaches," he said. "Schools like Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas all talk to my coach and send me letters, but that's it.

"I like Oklahoma because they run a spread offense and I think I'd fit in well there too," Logan said. "They always have good quarterbacks and love spreading the ball around."

The in-state Longhorns are only about two and half hours away, but Logan says distance won't be an issue. "Distance don't matter," he said. "I'm from Mississippi and I still have family there and it's about one hour from LSU, so I don't care about staying in Texas."

From the schools that have offered, Logan says his top three are Missouri, Kansas and Houston. "If I don't get an offer from any of those six, then it'll be one of these," he said.

"I really love how Missouri throws the ball all the time," he said. "Plus, I love how they use Jeremy Maclin. Chase Daniel is one of the best quarterbacks in college and I'd love to step in and take over for someone like Maclin."

Logan admits that the Big 12 this season seems to be a passing haven. "I like how the Big 12 teams pass a lot," he said. "They really get their wide receivers the ball.

"That's what I like about Kansas too," he said. "They told me they would start me right away as a true freshman if I went there."

Westfield High School is currently 5-1 and Logan has 28 catches for 575 yards and nine touchdowns.

He benches 285-pounds, squats 345 and has a 42-inch vertical jump.

"I'm physical," Logan said. "I go to the ball and never stop. I’m also a real good blocker and play aggressive, but I still want to improve my route-running and footwork."

Logan says he wants to major in business and reports a 3.2 core GPA and 1350 SAT.



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