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Stark County’s 2019 DE/OLB Logan Swank just transferred in and has already made an impact. We talked schools showing early interest in him, how he keeps himself in shape in the offseason and I also got coach Jade Noard’s thoughts on Swank.
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 230 lbs
LPI: Wat are you doing to take your game to the next level this season? Also, do you play any other sports?
LS: I like to spend as much time in the weight room as possible so I can get stronger and faster. I also try to put extra time in with my teammates working together on the field. I also play baseball in the spring and summer as a LHP and First basemen.
LPI: You currently don’t have any offers, but I think you can play at the next level. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
LS: I believe a combination of my size, speed and strength at LB are my best attributes. I pride myself in my hard work, and I like to be a very physical linebacker. I try to outwork anyone I play with or against and try to be a leader on and off the field. I take the classroom as serious as I do playing football.
LPI: Which schools have shown serious interest in you?
LS: Bucknell, Tennessee State Univ, Kentucky, Purdue, Morehead State, U of Penn, Akron, Ball State, Butler, Marshall, Valparaiso, West Florida University, Western Kentucky, NW Missouri State, Upper Iowa, Augustana, Univ of Northwestern-St. Paul, Wabash, Culver Stockton, St. Ambrose, Dordt, Ind Wesleyan University, Missouri Valley, Central Methodist.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits set?
LS: This past summer I played for the USA football team in June at D2 Walsh University in Canton, Oh. With other activities this summer I didn’t visit as much as I would have liked. I hope to go to Bucknell, Tennessee State, Kentucky, IL State, Iowa State and Northern Iowa this fall.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
Cody Minder – He is a natural leader that knows how to play offense and defense. He is very strong and creates problems for other teams. He understands the game and will be a good center at the next level. He pushes everyone around him including myself to be the best player each one of us can be.
Caanan Gerber – He is a multisport athlete who is 6’8″ that plays WR/DB. He is very fast and if he doesn’t go to college playing basketball I think he will as a WR. He causes mismatches with his speed and size. If the ball is thrown anywhere in his direction he goes up over everyone else to get it.
Noah Stuart – He doesn’t get much attention, but works very hard in the weight room and watching film. He is a student of the game, and a smart student. He is a tall strong defensive end that I think by end of the year will have several offers.
Fred Dixon – He has played varsity for 3 years and has always been very hard to stop when he gets outside. He is extremely fast and gets some attention, but I believe he deserves more attention. He shares time with another extremely talented RB, but once he gets to college I believe that is where he will really develop into a top tier RB.
Stark County Head Coach Jade Noard on Swank on and off the field
“Logan is a great kid, with a personality that allowed him to fit in immediately with our returning players. His knowledge of the game has allowed him to pick up our system quickly.”