Cover Photo Credit: Tom Hauck – Student Sports
I caught up with Lemont Tight End Logan Christopherson to recap his summer, discuss his goals for the upcoming football season and if its true that his cousin played a part in him choosing Missouri.
Wt: 225 lbs
Commitment status: Missouri
Photo Credit: Tom Hauck – Student Sports
LPI: In general, what have you been doing to improve for next season?
LC: This offseason meant a lot to me. I really focused on building my frame in the weight room and working my craft on the field with my 7v7 team and my teammates.
LPI: Were you on any 7on7 teams this summer? If so, how did it go for you?
LC: I decided to join Midwest Boom this past spring because I knew I wanted to continue to compete on a high level and get better. Being a former NFL tight end, coach JR Niklos constantly gave me advice and taught me a lot about the game.
LPI: When did you get your first offer and what was it like?
LC: When I received my first offer on December 20th from Iowa State, I was beyond excited knowing that my dream to play Division 1 football had become a reality.
LPI: What would you say are your greatest strengths on the football field?
LC: My greatest strengths on the field would be my ability to get open in tight spaces by using my body and my willingness to finish my blocks.
LPI: What are your personal goals for the upcoming season?
LC: This year my goal would be to have a lot more receptions for touchdowns.
LPI: What was it about Missouri that made you think “this is the place for me” rather than somewhere else? I heard your cousin actually had something to do with it. Is that true?
LC: Compared to other schools, Missouri gave me a feeling of home that I did not experience at any other school. Having my cousin Carli attending college there too is super cool. One thing that really stuck with me the most in making my decision to be a Tiger was Coach Odom and the rest of his staff that. I can’t wait to be coached by them for the next 4 years as they are the most genuine group of guys I’ve come across. I can’t wait to a part of playing on Saturdays in the SEC.
LPI: Lemont ended up an impressive 8-1 last year and earned a #3 seed in the 6A state playoffs, but fell to the state runner up in Crete-Monee. What’re your team’s goals for this season? How are you guys prepping to make another run towards a state title?
LC: My team has what it takes to go all the way this year. In order for us to bring home the trophy we have to give everything we have every chance we get. Whether it be in practice or in a game we always have to bring it to get better and achieve our goal of a state title.