Fifth Trip Crucial
Alex Logan
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Nov 12, 2008

"We're trying to decide where that's gonna be," said Denver safety Alex Logan of his final official visit. "It'll be either Colorado or Washington and my parents and I are trying to see where I should go," Logan said. "I need to know who the new Washington coach is going to be. I'm gonna wait and see what's gonna happen at U-Dub before deciding. I guess we'll just wait and see..."

Alex Logan, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound three-star safety from Mullen High School in Denver, Colo., has already taken four official visits but says he won't be narrowing anything down until he takes his fifth and final trip.

"We're trying to decide where that's gonna be," Logan said of his final official visit. "It'll be either Colorado or Washington and my parents and I are trying to see where I should go."

Adding a wrench to Logan's visit plans is that Washington coach Tyrone Willingham will be stepping down at the end of the season. "Coach W not being there is gonna play a big role," he said. "I need to know who the new coach is going to be. I'm gonna wait and see what's gonna happen at U-Dub before deciding."

Logan says the Huskies coaches haven't been able to offer him any insight into the situation. "They aren't really telling me anything," he said. "I guess we'll just wait and see."

He has already taken visits to Arizona State (Sept. 19), Nebraska (Sept. 26), California (Oct. 4) and Oregon (Oct. 11).

"Right now I'm pretty open," he said. "They are all pretty even. Even after taking these visits it's still hard to pick one over the other. I had a great time on all my visits. I'd give them all 10's, but they were all pretty similar. You really do the same kind of stuff on every visit.

"I want to weigh everything out with my parents," he said. "We're gonna be looking at the coaches and how I got along with them, the location and if I could see myself living there for four to five years, the players and the team as a whole."

Logan most recently visited Oregon. "Eugene is nice," he said. "It was a small town and real quiet, but real nice."

But what really stood out about the Ducks were their coaches. "I really liked the coaches, especially defensive back coach John Neal," he said. "He's cool and is really goofy off the field, but during game time he's all about business. He's real serious and his players really respect him."

Logan admits the Ducks defense really caught his eye. "I liked their defense a lot," he said. "They play hard and are well-coached. I didn't see them miss any assignments."

Another coaching staff stood out to Logan was Arizona State's. "I really liked the people there," he said. "They're good guys."

But Logan's favorite thing about the Sun Devils was the weather. "I loved the weather out there," he said. "It was great."

As much as Logan enjoyed his time in Tempe, Logan admits to being surprised by the Sun Devils disappointing year. "I really thought they'd do better this season," he stated. "But I really think it's only a one year thing. They'll be back on top next season."

Nebraska is another program that Logan sees climbing back to the top. "They are making a big step in the right direction," he said. "The coaches are getting on the team and everyone is working real hard to bring the program back."

The team that has impressed Logan the most this season has been Cal. "I really like their defensive backs," he said.

"I've been impressed with (junior defensive back) Syd'Quan Thompson and (sophomore defensive back) Darian Hagan," he said. "They've got some good players and really develop guys well, plus they told me that I'd have a good opportunity to get some early playing time too. Bears redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Chris Guarnero is also from Denver Mullen.

"They're having another good year," he said. "They lost to USC and the other two games they lost they probably should have won."

Logan is ranked as's No. 33 safety and he has 14 scholarship offers. Mullen High is 9-2 and Logan has one interception so far.

He says he wants to major in business and reports a 3.2 core GPA and a 25 ACT.

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