Randy Edsall and the Maryland Terrapins received some good news today, as linebacker Abner Logan from Dexter High School (Brookline, Mass.) committed to the Terps.
Rivals give Logan four stars (as the third best player in the state and 24th-best outside linebacker in the country), while Scout and ESPN rank him as a three-star recruit.
It’s a big get for the Terps, and Logan immediately boosts Maryland’s linebacker depth. He also had offers from Boston College, Connecticut, North Carolina State and Syracuse, among others. He visited College Park about a week and a half ago, and Keith Dudzinski (Maryland’s linebackers coach and the former defensive coordinator at UMass) was apparently the lead on his recruitment.
Last season, Logan had 42 tackles with ten sacks and two interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown.
Here’s a highlight tape:
The first thing that pops out is his speed. For a guy of his size, he can really move. Two things to keep in mind: most of his highlights come at running back, and he’s playing in Massachusetts, not exactly a hot bed of football talent. For those not interested in his clips as a running back, you can skip right ahead to 0:49 in the video, where he bursts through the line to sack the quarterback and force a fumble.
He looks really, really good and really, really fast. It’s entirely possible he starts next season, but either way it’s a great get for the Maryland staff.