Logan Is Lucky No. 13 for Tar Heels
Jason Wolf of the News & Record reports that it was the impact of former interim coach Eric Withers—now with Ohio State—and persistance of the Tar Heels' current staff that helped make Logan's decision much easier.
"A big part of it is, coach Withers had kind of set everything in place," said Logan's high school coach, Johnny Roscoe. "... It kind of stuck in my mind that they were going to recruit the best players in North Carolina.
"His parents want to see him play, want him close, and T.J. is that type," Roscoe continued. "He had 11 or 12 offers. I said, 'As a 5-star recruit, you'll probably get a lot more offers.' He said, 'I have enough.'"
Logan has some astonishing numbers to go along with his uncanny athleticism: He finished with 2,468 yards off 293 carries (8.4 ypc) and 38 touchdowns as a junior last season, including 204 yards and five scores in the Class 3-AA state title game. The 5'11, 180-pound home run threat is also a factor in the passing game, compiling 27 receptions for 378 yards and three touchdowns throughout last year.
He finished with 2,846 yards rushing and 44 touchdowns his sophomore season in 2010.
Logan is rated as the No. 5 player in the country at his position by Rivals, and the No. 11 overall prospect in the state of North Carolina. The 4-star all-purpose running back he held offers from Auburn, California, Clemson, North Carolina State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia.