Sunday, February 17, 2013
CB Cheadle does junior day double dip
By Damon Sayles
While some Missouri and Kansas athletes took in the Kansas Jayhawks' junior day Saturday, others took in the Kansas State junior day.
Logan Cheadle (Lee’s Summit, Mo./Lee’s Summit West) decided to take in both.
Lawrence, Kan., and Manhattan, Kan., are roughly 90 minutes apart, and Cheadle, a 2014 cornerback, decided to do a Sunflower State double dip over the weekend. He attended Kansas State’s junior day in the morning and then left for Kansas’ junior day in the afternoon.
“It was a long day,” he joked.
Cheadle said the Kansas State visit was beneficial because he had time with the coaches. While the 5-foot-10, 167-pound cornerback enjoyed the facilities, he had a chance to really touch base with several members of the Wildcats’ coaching staff, including co-offensive coordinator Del Miller and defensive coordinator Tom Hayes, who also coaches the secondary.
“It was my first time visiting there,” Cheadle said. “The coaches have a lot of experience around them. Coach Miller has been to our school a couple of times, and I worked with Coach Hayes when I went to their one-day camp. They were all saying to not just come to K-State because it’s K-State but to make sure I’m comfortable with where I’m at. They broke things down for me.”
Cheadle raced to Lawrence for the afternoon portion of Kansas’ junior day. He has been to Kansas a couple of times, but this time he was able to take in his first basketball game. He watched Kansas defeat Texas, 73-47.
Additionally, he said he had a chance to reconnect with defensive coordinator Dave Campo, who coaches the secondary and has Super Bowl rings from coaching some of the best in the NFL.
“I went to KU’s one-day camp this summer and worked with Coach Campo,” Cheadle said. “When you get somebody like that who has years in the NFL and knows what talking about, you’re listening to everything he says. This guy coached Deion Sanders. When somebody like that is talking to you, you’re all ears.”
Cheadle didn’t pick up an offer from either school, but he does have high interest from both, as well as Missouri and Nebraska. Having run the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds at a Missouri summer camp, Cheadle finished the season with five interceptions. Two of those came in Lee’s Summit West’s season opener, a nationally televised game against Kansas City (Mo.) Staley.