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.
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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.
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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.
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