Concord (N.C) linebacker/safety Logan Sedergren has definitely seen a jump in his recruiting as of late and even though he has yet to receive his first offer, a number of top division I teams like Clemson, Duke, Oklahoma, N.C. State and Vanderbilt have decided to reach out and start evaluating him to see if he's the real deal.
“Recruiting’s been going pretty good and I've been talking to quite a few schools,” said Sedergren. “I've already started visiting a few of the ACC schools around this area and I'm hoping to get to some of the junior days, but it's a little hard because some of those are pretty far away.”
The 6-foot-3, 197-pound junior helped lead the Spiders to a 13-3 record last season. In the process he ended up finishing 2012 with 179 tackles, nine sacks and one interception, so it's easy to see why so many college recruiters have started to stand up and take notice.
“I would describe myself as a hard-hitting type of player,” he shared. “I just go out there and try to ‘lay the law’ on the opposition. I'd also consider myself a smart football player. I believe you have to go out there and know your position, do your job and go 110-percent at all times. A lot of schools are recruiting me either at the linebacker or safety position, so I could see myself playing in a lot of nickel type packages and bringing a lot to a defense.”
Ironically, it's not only Sedergren’s football skills that have impressed, but it's also his prowess in the classroom that has also drawn the attention of Ivy League powers Yale, Harvard and Princeton.
“I'm looking for a school that has a good, solid football program and has a lot of tradition with it,” he explained. “I like schools who take education seriously, like the Ivy League schools, because not only do they have football tradition, but they also have the excellence of academics to go along with it.” Another institution that fits that mold is Notre Dame.
“I'm very interested in Notre Dame and I hope I hear from them sometime soon,” admitted the Concord standout. “I'm sure a lot of people compare Notre Dame to the movie ‘Rudy’, which I also watched when I was a little boy, but I know they have a lot to offer in terms of a future after football.
“I also watched Notre Dame play quite a bit this season and I was really impressed with players like Manti T’eo who really put in work against all those other schools. Just the fact that they beat a lot of these big powerhouse schools, and made it to the national championship, says an awful lot about their program.”
While he waits to see if the Irish will even look his way, the talented defender makes no bones about his genuine interest in the Irish and head coach Brian Kelly's program.
“If Notre Dame decides they want to show me interest and recruit me, then I'd definitely be taking a visit up there. I'll do whatever I have to I can to learn more about the Fighting Irish and possibly becoming a part of them.”