October 7, 2010

Logan David talks about committing to A&M

Blinn Junior College defensive lineman Logan David had earned all district and all state honors at Rockdale High School last season. Although he had received interest from multiple Division I schools, the 6 foot, 4-inch, 345 pound David did not qualify and enrolled at Blinn to graduate with an associates' degree and become eligible for a Division I program. He received a scholarship offer from Texas Tech early in the summer and committed to the Red Raiders along with his brother Derek, a linebacker who is also in the class of 2012 and who is already considered to be top five prospect in the state of Texas for 2012.

However, David had grown up about an hour from College Station, the home of Texas A&M, and his enrollment at Blinn had brought him even closer to the A&M campus. The A&M staff had previously offered his brother and now began working on Logan who was considered a fine prospect in his own right. The Blinn coaches believe that he will be one of the top junior college prospects in the country next year.

Derek David took a couple of unofficial visits for games to A&M early in the 2010 campaign but his brother was not able to join him. The A&M staff was able to get him to a practice on Sept. 26, a Sunday.

"When we went down there to watch them, they kind of practiced like I did in high school," he said. "I looked at all of the extra stuff they have for athletes like study halls. They can help you with anything you need."

"I talked to coach Williams and the head coach (Mike Sherman). They care about the players' grades. They don't focus on football. The coach liked good grades. They don't want anyone to fail. He cares about grades more than football. My mom and dad went down to A&M with me. They liked the extra help program and it's not that far away from home."

The academics and proximity to his hometown seemed to strike a chord with David who de-committed from Tech shortly thereafter. It didn't take long for him to make up his mind that A&M was where he wanted to be.

"That whole week I was thinking about it," said David. "Last Sunday (Oct. 3), I called coach (Terrell) Williams and committed to them. He gave me over to the head coach, coach Sherman. He thought it was great to have a defensive lineman with my size and my feet play on the defensive line for them. They were both excited."

"I talked to the Blinn coaches Monday when I got back. They were excited for me and I told them not to have any other coaches contact me."

David is redshirting this season and will play for Blinn in 2011 as a freshman. After that, he will have three years to play three seasons at A&M, beginning in 2012. This isn't an unusual situation at Blinn which has been able to redshirt multiple defensive lineman such as LaMarc Strahan who redshirted last season, is now starting for Blinn, and is being recruited himself for the class of 2011.

"I'm redshirting but I'm still practicing and everything," he said. "I practice at nosetackle. I played a lot of different positions in high school though."

David was asked about the status of his brother Derek and the possibility of the two of them playing together at A&M.

"I haven't been home at all," he said. "I haven't talked to him about it. He wants me to play with him but he wants to play at Tech and I want to play at A&M. I don't really care."

David does know that he wants to be an Aggie and he liked what he saw of A&M's defense against Oklahoma State on national television last week.

"Their defense is way better than last year," he said. "The only thing that hurt them is turnovers. Everything else looked good. I am going to go see them play Tech (later in October) and my brother is going too."

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