Meet the Recruit: Terps linebacker commitment Abner Logan

Abner Logan

This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player.

Name: Abner Logan Jr.
Birthdate: July 24, 1993
Birthplace: Cambridge, Mass.
Hometown: Cambridge, Mass.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 220
Position: Linebacker
High School: Dexter School in Brookline, Mass.
Senior statistics: 43 tackles, 10 sacks, nine tackles for loss and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. 1,100 yards rushing, 18 touchdowns, one fumble.


Rankings: Rivals.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 3 player in Massachusetts, No. 24 outside linebacker. Scout.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 51 outside linebacker. ESPN.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 3 player in Massachusetts, No. 28 inside linebacker, 77 rating. 247Sports.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 4 player in Massachusetts, No. 27 outside linebacker, No. 233 player in the country.
Bench max: 325
Squat: 450
Clean: 270
40-yard dash: 4.6
Runner-up: North Carolina State
Other schools considered: Northwestern
Favorite NFL player: Larry Fitzgerald
Favorite NFL team: New England Patriots
Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis
Favorite music: Rick Ross, French Montana
Favorite book: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Favorite movie: The Godfather, Part I
Favorite TV show: South Park
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite high school class: Chemistry
Favorite thing about College Park: "It's close to the city and I'm a city boy."
Other high school sports: Basketball, track
Hobbies: "Working out, hanging out with my buddies, nothing too crazy."
Intended major: Business management and finance
Something that not many people know about you: "I'm a good student."
Best football moment: "Probably the first time I jumped over someone. That was the first game of this year. I don't know what happened. I was just running and I jumped."
Role model: "Probably my father just because we're a lower-middle class family. He works for everything he's got. Nothing's been given to him. He's just a hard worker."
Why Maryland? "Location-wise, it was probably the closest school that I was considering, and I have family out there so it would be easy to stay in contact with my family. I really like the campus. It has a classic college campus feel. And also I would be able to get a real good education in business, and also a solid football [experience]. This past year wasn't too good, but the future is going to be dominant. A lot of good things are pointing toward Maryland."

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