On Wednesday, 3-star (HV Rating: 89.0) quarterback Logan Smothers signed his letter of intent to play for Nebraska.
QB: Logan Smothers
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) December 18, 2019
Smothers is the Huskers’ longest running 2020 commit. He gave his verbal commitment way back on July 26, 2018 after driving from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to tell Nebraska’s staff in person that he was committing.
After a 13 hour road trip with the family and a whole day on campus with the coaching staff, I am extremely blessed to announce I am COMMITTED to the University of Nebraska!🌽🏈@coach_frost @Coach_Verdu @CoachChinander @HuskerFBNation #GBR #2020visioN pic.twitter.com/BPqf5MtWFL
— Logan Smothers (@logan_smothers) July 27, 2018
Right away after committing Logan took an active role in peer recruiting.
“That was a big thing for me getting to take on that role as a leader," Logan said after committing. "I want to win a national championship at Nebraska, so I want to take on that role to help get guys here in order to do that. I’m going to do whatever it takes.
"I’m a winner.”
Smothers did a lot of winning in high school. He also put up great numbers. In his career he tallied 10,428 yards and 100 TD’s. In his senior season he racked up 3,013 yards and 41 total touchdowns. The crazy thing is that he only played in 38 of 52 total quarters because his school did so well.
The quarterback finally got to see a real game at his future home in September for the game against Ohio State. The game didn’t go well that day but it didn’t ruin the good time for Smothers.
“Oh man, I had a great time as always,” he explained. “Finally getting to see the atmosphere with the fans at game time. That was pretty huge for me. That’s one of the big things I was looking forward to because I’ve heard all about it. At the spring game, I got to see a little there but finally being in an actual game and it being Ohio State, that was pretty incredible. I was in awe when I walked out and saw the packed house. That was huge.”
Now that he is signed, quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco can get working with his latest “cube” when he arrives on campus in January.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.