Ed. note: A little bit belated, but the postseason has taken its toll on my time.
Rob Logan admitted that he misses wrestling sometimes.
“I miss it here and there,” Logan said. “It’s nice not having to worry about cutting weight, but I miss the sport, though.”
Logan wrestled as a freshman and sophomore, posting a 14-13 mark in his second year, before deciding to devote his team to playing lacrosse exclusively in hopes of getting noticed by colleges.
It paid off. The 2014 Penncrest attackman committed to Lynchburg, choosing the Hornets over Ursinus and SUNY-Cortland.
“I went down there and fell in love with the campus,” Logan added. “It just felt like the right fit. The team’s bond was a lot stronger than others that I visited and everyone just flowed with each other throughout practice.”
Logan’s final three schools all started recruiting him at a different time. Logan, who plays club for NXT, first got interest from Lynchburg at the beginning of his junior year before Ursinus and Cortland followed suit.
“Lynchburg really started to see me through the club circuit,” Logan said. “The coaches there helped a lot. They helped me get exposure and got people coming out to help me get noticed. That, plus (Penncrest) coach (Wayne) Matsinger helped a lot, too.”
Logan isn’t 100 percent sure of where he’ll play. The Hornets showed interest as both an attackman and a midfielder, but wherever he ends up playing is academic. Logan is a pass-first player who does a lot of his damage setting up the offense from X, so his vision made him an appealing prospect.
“I don’t think it’ll be much of a transition,” Logan added. “That’s one of the reasons they recruited me, because they said they wanted a strong set of eyes up top. By my junior year, I’m expecting to get a good amount of playing time, but I want to make the team my first year.”
The fact that Lynchburg is a small school wasn’t lost upon Logan. He admitted to feeling more comfortable on a smaller campus and the school’s design suits him perfectly.
“The dorms are looking over the fields,” said Logan, who plans to major in business, “and the athletics, academics and housing are kind of stacked up one plateau, so it’s pretty cool.
With his recruitment over, Logan can focus on helping Penncrest nail down a Central League title. The Lions said goodbye to only four seniors and have a 17-man class of 2014, so expectations are high for Matsinger’s group. So what should people expect from Penncrest?
“Big things. We definitely have the talent to go far and compete for the Central League title. Being on varsity for four years helped a lot. It gives you a sense of how to lead the team.”
Maybe even all the way to a Central League title.
Logan is the 15th public Delco verbal for the class of 2014 and the third from Penncrest after All-American attackman Will Manganiello and faceoff specialist/midfielder Dylan Protesto . The rest of the verbal commitments can be found here.
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