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Countdown: 71 Days Until Ohio State Football

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June 21, 2019 at 8:15am

Recruiting is said to be the lifeblood of college football. This series will countdown the top 100 high schools in Ohio that have provided the Buckeyes with football players. The rankings are based on how many times a player from each high school has been listed on Ohio State's roster between 1970 and 2018.

No. 71, Logan


Three players from Logan have been listed on 12 Ohio State rosters. The first Chieftan to play at Ohio State was kicker, Josh Jackson. The Louisiana native moved to Ohio during his senior year in high school. At Logan, he earned All-Ohio honors in football and also played for the soccer team.

At the conclusion of his Ohio State career, Jackson had the record for the most extra points made in a season (57 in 1995) and third most (52 in 1996). His 146 made extra points put him third on the all-time list. Jackson also was listed at the top of the list for consecutive made extra points in a season (46) and field goal percentage for a career (.735).

Brooks Burris and Derek Harden are the other alum from Logan to make an Ohio State roster. Burris played offensive tackle and had starts at both tackle and guard during his Buckeye career. He entered 1998 as Ohio State's most experienced lineman with 32 games played. At Logan, Burris was named the Southeast District Player of the Year and won the title at both the indoor and outdoor state shotput competition. 

Harden was a walk-on receiver for the Buckeyes between 2004 and 2006. He spent the majority of his time on the kickoff coverage unit. However, he did get his first collegiate reception against Illinois in 2005. At Logan, Harden was a three-year starter at linebacker and tailback. Logan was 29-1 during his playing days and he earned All-State and the Southeast District Player of the Year honors as a senior. He left Logan as the school's all-time leader in single season scoring and rushing yards. Harden also had the program record for career scoring as well. 

Back To School

Logan is located in Hocking County and is currently independent in sports. The team currently competes in Division II, Region 7. The Chieftans have had three consecutive losing seasons and were 1–9 in 2018. The last time the football team made the playoffs was 2009. They hosted and defeated Canal Winchester in the first round, then lost to Brookhaven in the second round.


Logan does not have a state title in any sport.

Famous Alumni

A famous name you may know: Ohio State basketball player, WNBA player and New York Liberty head coach Katie Smith.

Explanation of the Rankings
School "A" had 14 players appear 16 times on Ohio State's roster. School "B" had 11 players appear 20 times on Ohio State's roster. School "B" will have the higher ranking. Why? Even though school "B" has less players, those players played for more years. 

If two or more schools have the same number of appearances, the tie will be broken by the school with the highest average of roster appearances per player. If there is a tie in the average, the tie breaker will be the school with the most prominent Ohio State player. 

Top 100 Ohio High Schools
100 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91
90 89 88 87 86 85 84 83 82 81
80 79 78 77 76 75 74 73 72 71
70 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61
60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51
50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41
40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31
30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21
20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2,764 days since Ohio State has not defeated That Team.
162 days until The Game.

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