Desert Ridge Senior Defensive Back, Donjae Logan signed this morning with Stanford University on a Full Ride Scholarship. Today was the “early” signing period for student-athletes, and Logan formally committed. “When I was 10 years old I was watching Stanford play a big game on TV and fell in love with the program. I told myself that I am going to someday play football for Stanford” Logan said. Stanford University is one of the most prestigious school’s in the United States, and has rigid qualifications for admission. Therefore, Logan knew that he would also have to be an outstanding student and get good grades, and so he started taking his academics seriously at a very young age. And did he ever do that, as he currently carries a cumulative 4.3 high school GPA. Logan said the admissions process was more then just having a good GPA. Of course there was the necessary high SAT requirement, but he also had to write several essays for admission, and provide evidence of community service, along with proof of leadership and quality character traits. Once he had the offer from Stanford Head Coach David Shaw in place, and when he heard that he had been accepted by admissions, he decided to commit during this early signing period. Logan says he plans on getting his degree in electrical engineering while attending Stanford.
As a Desert Ridge Jaguar, Logan has starred. He has been a starter for Head Coach Jeremy Hathcock’s program since he was a sophomore. Logan’s primary position has been in the secondary as a Defensive Back, but he also saw significant time and excelled in the running back and slot positions on offense. Logan also has been an elite, kick off and punt return special teams player. Logan was named 1st Team All Arizona both his junior and senior years, and this past week was named the Michael Haynes Arizona Defensive Back of the Year. Head Coach Jeremy Hathcock had this to say – “Donjae is a very special young man, both on and off the field. He has the highest character you could ask of anyone, and when you talk to him, it’s like there is no one else around and you are the most important person in the world. He has meant so much to this community, this school, and to our football program and I couldn’t be more proud of him. I have always known Stanford was his dream school, and now he has achieved this goal, I am just so happy for him. He is a wonderful example to younger kids that if they set their mind to something, they can do it. The leadership and character he brought to our program and the influence he has had on his teammates and younger players is second to none. Stanford is getting one of the finest, and it will be fun to watch what he does there.”
Logan also is an elite track and field athlete, and so his time as a Jaguar athlete is not completed yet. He ranks as one of the state’s best sprinters and long jumpers.