LARGO – Linebacker Logan Doublin has risen here as of late.
The 2018 Largo starter has not only grown in size but he’s also drawn the attention of many Division I college programs.
The 6’0″, 205 lbs. has five offers in total from Marshall, Ohio, Bowling Green, McNeese State and Mercer. Doublin also has drawn heavy interest from UMass, Toledo, FAU and Liberty.
He says that Marshall, Bowling Green and Ohio have stayed in touch with him the most with letters and phone calls. All three schools see him as a middle linebacker. His other offers, McNeese State like him as an outside backer and Mercer see him at either outside or inside backer.
Tacking on 25 lbs. of muscle this past year, Doublin has worked long extra hours with Nicholas Giblin at All Heart Sports Performance. He does strength and conditioning there and even more positional work.
Entering his fourth varsity season as a starter, Doublin has 252 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble in his career.
He was an outside linebacker in his first two seasons before moving to the middle as a junior. The move paid dividends for Doublin as he racked up a career-best 128 tackles along with a sack and an interception in 2016.
He had 13 tackles in three quarters of play in the spring game last week against Pinellas Park.
Doublin says the team defense is always a strong point for Largo and he wants everyone to continue to work this summer.
Beginning his football life at age 8, he started at middle linebacker.
“I feel like a veteran guy out there, so it comes much easier than freshman year,” Doublin told Prep Sports Scouting. “When I was younger I was racking up tackles and that helped me gain confidence.”
He pointed to his nose for the ball, sideline to sideline mobility, speed and strength as his best attributes. He’s aiming to improve his coverage skills and footwork this season.
Doublin played on the Largo baseball team as a centerfielder both as a freshman and sophomore. He started baseball at the same time as football but took last year off to focus solely on his work on the gridiron.
On the Packers sidelines, a former Largo star, Iowa standout and NFL pro Marcus Paschal is running the show. He enters year No. 4 with a 15-15 record. Doublin says he learns a lot about the game and life from Paschal.
“He’s seen it all, he’s been in the NFL and he’s played at a high level in college. He really teaches us the right way to play the game,” Doublin said. “He knows the defense very well so it has been amazing playing under him, coming up on four years.”
Doublin plans to study either sports science or physical training in college.
“Once I received that first Division I offer, I was extremely happy because that was my ultimate goal, to just get a free education out of it and then see where it takes me from there,” he said.
Whether Doublin is bouncing outside to rush the quarterback or he’s roaming the middle field, the kid is legit. He’s strong and full of leadership. Expect another standout season from the rising senior. His offers should double at the very least before the year ends.
Favorite players to watch – Sean Taylor, Christian McCaffrey, Luke Kuechly
Playlist before games – Pantera, Kodak Black
Favorite TV shows – Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother, Rick and Morty, The Office
Fun fact that you think nobody knows – “A lot of people don’t think I’m going to be left handed. They always say to me, I didn’t know you were left handed.”
Nicknames from teammates or friends – “21 Savage”, “Golden Boy”
Game film: Doublin’s Hudl tape
Photo credit: Big County Preps
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