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Logan-El Going I-AA?

Nothing is official yet, but when the wheels stop turning expect Antonio Logan-El to wind up at Towson, according to a well-placed source with inside information.

An All-Met offensive lineman in 2005, Logan-El is waiting for Penn State to release him from his scholarship. That is considered a formality and once it happens, Logan-El is expected to transfer to play for the Division I-AA Tigers.

I know there remains plenty of resentment on the part of many Maryland fans from Logan-El's shunning the Terps and the way he did it. But I think this tale should serve once again as a reminder that recruiting rankings and predictions are worth little.

By Josh Barr  | April 20, 2007; 2:20 PM ET
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Lots of UMD alumni around Towson area. Uh-oh.

Posted by: Dan - Cockeysville | April 20, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

This just gets more and more hilarious every day!

Posted by: Kev | April 20, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Why is this news?? Players transfer all the time. I must've missed the story, but what is so NewsWorthy of this transfer. Was he the number 1 ranked lineman in the nation or something??

Posted by: mike | April 20, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Extremely highly-rated. Committed to Maryland before his junior year. Then decided to look around as a senior. Maryland felt like he signaled he was going to College Park, then Logan-El decided to go to Penn State and many thought he intentionally showed up Maryland. That's the brief recap.

Posted by: josh barr | April 20, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

No Josh, Logan-El's people essentially told Maryland he was going to be a Terp. Mrs. Friedgen was encouraged to go to the ESPNZone for the event and was shown up on National TV when ALE pulled his switcheroo. It was so bad that ALE's HS coach publicly apologized for the antics and expressed embarrassment for what his player did.

Posted by: Markus | April 20, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Is Towson known for a highly lenient strength and conditioning program? If not, then I don't expect his time at Towson to be any different than his time at Penn State. Dude seriously lacks any amount of drive or work ethic.

Posted by: Jon | April 20, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Everybody has a tough conditioning program nowadays. I'm assuming Penn State is a little tougher because they have millions more in resources, but if he can get his head on straight, it is a great get for Towson.

Posted by: MDS | April 21, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Also forgot to mention that Towson has another offensive lineman who may get drafted as high as the third round in left tackle Jermon Bushrod, so guys can make it from the 1-AA/FCS level to the pro's.

Posted by: MDS | April 21, 2007 6:06 PM | Report abuse

What is ALE thinking????? 1-AA!!!! come on now he can do better than Towson, aleast try to get in to another 1-A school.

Posted by: Weather Man | April 23, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

the olny difference between 1a and 1aa is a tenth in a second in the forty time

Posted by: Anonymous | April 23, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

It don't matter!!!!!

Posted by: Weather Man | April 25, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Why is he transferring???

Posted by: Diego Garcia | April 30, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Unfortuntately for this young man, sometimes you reap what you sow. I wish ALE good luck in all his future endeavors.

Posted by: Eric Garver | May 1, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

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