Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
The Recruiting Guy:
UNDER THE RADAR: Jonesboro Westside's Logan McPherson
Each Wednesday, we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR prospect is Jonesboro Westside's Logan McPherson.
Position: Running back
Size: 5-11, 190
Stats: 132 carries for 1,149 yards and 18 touchdowns
Coach Bobby Engle:
“McPherson is one of those guys that should be going Division-I after next year. He does have that breakaway speed. He’s slippery. He hits the crease and he’s gone and has really good hips.”
McPherson an unknown:
“We don’t get a lot of exposure like central Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas does.We don’t have anyone broadcasting our games.”
Grades and character:
“He’s over a 3.0 grade point average. He’s a 'Yes sir, No sir’ type kid. Always dependable.He treats his teammates right. He’s always looking out for the guy next to him. I don’t have to worry outside the program.”
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