Jamari Logan - BTW

Former BTW lineman Jamari Logan talks about camps

by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757

Washington defensive tackle Jamari Logan is a humble man. The Booker T. Washington lineman knows what it feels like to make something out of nothing. If you were to ask Logan where he started from he’d probably quote rapper Aubrey “Drake” Graham and reply, “I started from the bottom now I’m here.”

Don’t be fooled by Logan’s massive frame. On the field Logan (SR/DT 6-5 350) is an extreme force to be reckoned with. In contrast, off the field Logan is one of the most down to earth student-athletes you’ll ever get the chance to encounter.

This past Saturday, Logan showed up at the Mike Tomlin Camp organized by the Hampton Roads Youth Foundation. He was also on hand at the VA’s UPNEXT Youth Camp on Monday at Powhatan Field in Norfolk. It was camps like this that helped put Logan on the map. Now he’s in a position where he can pay it forward and lend his talents to a cause bigger than himself.

“I really started from the bottom and I didn’t have much to work with. A lot of people worked with me and helped to influence the person I am today. Coming out to these camps really helped me when I was coming up. I felt that it was best that I come out here to help teach these kids things I learned when I was coming up. When you come out to camps like this you’re able to get help from people who really know what they’re talking about. Also you’re getting help from people who played the same position you played,” stated Logan.

Logan stepped on the scene at Washington as soon as he arrived on campus. Washington underperformed last year going 3-7 and missed the playoffs. This was only a year after finishing 6-6 and reaching the second round of the playoffs in 2014. Logan was an All-Region Honorable Mention athlete this past season and is on his way to Palmetto Preparatory Academy in Columbia, South Carolina in the fall.

“I’m thankful for being able to have another opportunity to play football. A lot of people aren’t blessed with this opportunity. Making the decision to attend Palmetto Prep was a better way for me to later get recruited. My mother brought me up to be a great young man. I’m around big time athletes all the time so I never get a big head. I’m usually quiet about all the offers I get. I could be out here making these big announcements but that’s not me. I think if you’re not a humble person it could mess you up in the end,” said Logan.

Prior to his commitment Logan was receiving interest from a number of programs including the University of Tennessee, the University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Over the last four years the BTW product has stayed dialed in and focused. Moving forward, that’s what he left the student athletes in attendance at Christopher Newport University.

“All these kids have to do is stay focused and hit the books. I promise everything will fall into place,” added Logan

Logan leaves for Palmetto Preparatory Academy on July 29.

– Brandon Mitchell

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