Brains plus brawn equals two Ivy League offers for Verrado High School junior running back Logan Gingg.
After Gingg rolled up 1,600 all-purpose yards and 21 touchdowns in 2019, he announced on Twitter he received scholarship offers from Yale and Cornell.
“It was super surprising,” Gingg said of his first offer from Yale.
Gingg laid the foundation by sending out transcripts showing his 4.0-grade point average and his junior season highlight reel to coaches across the country. A coach from Yale messaged Gingg via Twitter one evening. The following afternoon, the offer became official.
“He said he enjoyed the highlight tape,” Gingg said. “He texted me on a Tuesday, called me on Wednesday – it was that quick.”
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Gingg quickly became the focal point in first-year head coach Shawn Copeland’s offense. He totaled 219 carries in 11 games and averaged 128.4 yards per game.
“It was amazing,” Gingg said, of working with Copeland. “He always brings high levels of energy. He has a good way of making the whole team buy in to win games.”
Though Gingg remains uncommitted he said he is interested in attending an Ivy League school.
His father is owner of Sunrise Dairy Farm in Buckeye, which has sparked his interest in studying for an agriculture.
And he says it is important for him to be a leader.
“I don’t ever find myself following something that doesn’t stand for me. I have strong beliefs from knowing right from wrong, so for sure, you’ll get a hard-worker on the field, but off the field, you’re getting someone who never changes up for the crowd,” he said.
After rushing for 1,400 yards last fall, he is eyeing 2,000 yards as a senior.
“I want to better my breakaway speed when I get into the open field. I want to get more versatile with jukes and cuts and stuff,” Gingg said.
“Junior season was good, but I think senior season will be even better,” he said, smiling.