HALLANDALE, Fla. - At the South Florida Express tryouts this past weekend, a majority of the talent came from Miami-Dade and Broward, but a few other prospects from elsewhere ventured to Hallandale High School to give it a shot. Amongst those that made an impression was sophomore cornerback Austin Logan from Tallahassee (Fla.) Florida High.
"It was just a whole different experience from Tallahassee," Logan said. "We have a lot of talent in Tallahassee but when you come down to South Florida, they have a whole bunch. It was just a different speed. You have to adjust and just keep on going. That is what I was trying to do all day, adjust and just keep on going with them."
The 6-foot-1, 171-pound defensive back enjoyed showing his skills at the cornerback spot against some elite wide receivers.
"I have good cover skills and I can come up on the run," Logan said. "I just think corner is the best fit for me."
He credited the knowledge and coaching he has received during his time at Florida High for him having a strong performance on Saturday evening, that earned him an invite back on Sunday afternoon.
"All of the coaches there just teach us discipline," Logan said. "The coaches at Florida High are great. They teach you to become a man before they teach you to become a football player. It is a whole different experience."
With it being so early in the recruiting process for Logan, he is just starting to receive interest from schools.
"I have gotten a lot of questionnaires," Logan said. "Alabama asked for some video, I sent two to them. USF, they told my coaches they were looking at me."
The request from Alabama for video made quite the impression on the rising junior.
"It was real good to hear from them, it was shocking," Logan said. "I am just a sophomore and I am getting this."
In addition to football, Logan also participates in wrestling at 171 pounds. He said he played last season at about 180 pounds on the gridiron.