June 2, 2008

Texas WR plans to visit Ole Miss

Ole Miss has offered Houston (Westfield) wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan and is giving the former Natchez, Miss. resident an opportunity to return home.

"I still have family in Natchez," Logan said on Sunday. "Returning to Mississippi is something I want to do, but if a better opportunity comes along, I may have to take that."

Other options are certainly presenting themselves to the 6-foot-2, 195 pound Logan.

He already has offers from Kansas in addition to the one he received from Ole Miss early last month. He picked up an offer from Iowa over the weekend end.

He claims additional offers from Purdue, Missouri, Boise State and Oklahoma State and is interested in Florida, Miami, and LSU.

Ole Miss recently sent a coach by his high school, although Logan wasn't exactly sure which coach it was. Rebel tight ends coach James Shibest largely recruits Texas for Ole Miss.

"Ole Miss is telling me they want me to come to camp and meet the players and coaches," Logan said. "Ole Miss is something that I'm seriously looking at."

While Logan is originally from Natchez, having moved from there in 2005 "for better opportunities," he has never been to the Ole Miss campus.

"I don't think I'm going to make camp there, but I'm visiting Mississippi next month and am going to try to visit the campus then," he said.

Logan said he still has family in Natchez. That includes his brother, Exavier Prente "Nook" Logan, who played for the Washington Nationals last season, and makes his off-season home there.

Nook Logan played baseball at Copiah-Lincoln C.C. and was a third round draft choice by the Detroit Tigers in 2000. He broke into the majors in 2004 and was traded to Washington in 2006. He was released by the Nats after last season and signed a minor league contract with Los Angeles, but didn't make their roster this spring.

Meanwhile, Ja-Mes Logan had 325 yards on 21 catches last season, good for six touchdowns. He also returned kicks and punts for his team.

Ja-Mes is over 6 feet 2 and can go up and get the ball," Westfield coach Corby Meekins said.

Logan reports his 40-yard dash time at 4.44 and claims no favorites at this point.

Logan says his current plans are to camp at Texas next week, then at Miami, Iowa, Purdue, Missouri and Florida.

He has a 2.7 GPA and an 830 on his SAT.



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