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Abner Logan Jr. down to three schools

12/12/2011

Linebacker/running back Abner Logan Jr. (Newton, Mass./Dexter School) could make his college choice later this month, according to Dexter School coach Casey Day.

Day said Logan, the No. 3 prospect from Massachusetts in the Class of 2012, visited Maryland last weekend. It was Logan's second official visit. He also has been to North Carolina State.

Logan has yet to take an official visit to Northwestern, the only other school he is considering at this point.

“It seems like it's still between those three schools -- Maryland, NC State and Northwestern,” Day said. “It looks like he'll be making a decision sometime before Christmas.”

Maryland and Northwestern are recruiting Logan to play linebacker. NC State would like him to play running back.

Smith will take fifth visit

Although he said he's still considering Boston College, three-star running back David Smith (Chicago/Bremen) is planning to take a fifth official visit.

Smith took an official visit to West Virginia last weekend. He also has taken officials to BC, Cincinnati and Purdue.

“After taking this trip [to West Virginia] I've decided to take a fifth official,” Smith said.

Smith said he will decide on the school he will visit later this week. He's hoping to announce his college decision on Dec. 19, which is his birthday.

Newsome runs to record

Running back Arkeel Newsome (Ansonia, Conn./Ansonia) is a sophomore, but he doesn't play like one.

Newsome set Connecticut's state record for yards rushing in a season when he ran for 364 yards and three touchdowns on 42 carries to help Ansonia defeat Ledyard 38-0 for the Class M championship Saturday.

Newsome finished the season with 3,763 yards rushing and 62 touchdowns (58 rushing). Former Ansonia running back Alex Thomas held the previous record for yards rushing in a season. Thomas gained 3,596 yards in 2007.

Newsome is expected to be one of the top recruits from Connecticut in the Class of 2014.