Logan Likes Lubbock

David will join brother, Clark at Texas Tech
Trio of Tigers bolster Red Raider ranks

Logan David won’t be able to join his Tiger teammates  at Texas Tech until his two-year tenure at Blinn is completed in 2012. Reporter photo/ Ken Esten Cooke Logan David won’t be able to join his Tiger teammates at Texas Tech until his two-year tenure at Blinn is completed in 2012. Reporter photo/ Ken Esten Cooke For someone who initially didn’t have any interest in playing college football, Logan David has certainly taken great steps to secure his football future.

David joins his “little” brother Derek and former teammate LeRaven Clark in Lubbock with a verbal commitment to Texas Tech.

All three had different reasons for choosing Texas Tech.

“LeRaven really enjoyed the town,” said Rockdale Athletic Director Jeff Miller, who accompanied Clark and Derek David to Lubbock. “And he liked the spread out campus that didn’t seem closed in like some others.

“I know all three enjoyed the new coaching staff and the direction the program is going in and especially (head coach) Tommy Tuberville.”

All three were enthralled with their recruiter James Willis, who was the linebacker coach for national champion Alabama and is now the Red Raider defensive coordinator.

“I know they felt real comfortable with him and I know Logan really liked him. They all want that comfort zone. They are not caught up in the big time.

“It’s a great fit for all of them.”

David had 92 tackles on the season, including 17 against Lampasas.

T he 6 -fo ot-4 , 30 0 -p ou nd defensive tackle has some business to take care of first before he joins his friends in Lubbock, he is playing for Blinn now and won’t be eligible to play for the Red Raiders until 2012, which coincides with when his brother will first play.

There had been some speculation that David would join Clark and his brother and it has now come to fruition.

Clark and Derek David verbally committed to the Red Raiders in the past two weeks.

Clark w ill be a senior this upcoming season and David a junior.

David’s signing comes as a surprise after he indicated he was not interested in playing college football.

He received interest from several Big 12 schools and other Div ision I colleges, but they backed off because of his unclear grade status.

“Logan is one of the best that’s ever played here.”

Logan led the Tigers in tackles last season and was second in stops to his brother this year.

During his career, David also returned two interceptions back for touchdowns.

If you are going to play junior college football, Blinn is the place to be.

The Buccaneers, coached by Dennis Franchione’s son Brad, are the defending national champions and have won two titles in the past five seasons and four overall.

Blinn feeds players to the top schools in the nation.

Most scouts think the quickfooted David has that type of ability.

The trio joins a program that is in a state of upheaval after eccentric but successful coach/ pirate Mike Leach was fired and replaced by veteran Tommy Tuberville, who had been out of coaching after being fired by Auburn.

Despite the turmoil, the Red Raiders finished 9-3 and won the Alamo Bowl over Michigan St. They were third in the south division of the Big 12 at 5-3.

TIGER TR ACKS— Despite the fact that Derek David has committed as a junior, there will still be considerable pressure put on him by other schools.

One internet recruiting blog stated that Derek David was Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp’s No. 1 priority.

Miller received a call from Muschamp about Dav id t he morning after he committed to Texas Tech.

David is rated as the second best player in the state for the Class of 2012 and the No. 1 defen- sive player.


Class—RHS 2010 Numbers—6-foot-4, 300 pounds. 40 time—4.5 Position—Defensive tackle. Honors—Second team All-State 2009. Honorable mention All-State 2008. District 24-3A defensive most valuable player. District 24-3A Newcomer of the Year 2007. Currently—Enrolled at Blinn. Other schools offered—Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Arizona St., Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, Southern Miss.

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