Logan Gingg almost unassumingly approaches the field for our pre-practice interview.
He admits he’s “a little nervous” and it probably doesn’t help nearly the entire team is watching nearby with some friendly ribbing as they get ready for their late-afternoon workout in the far west Valley.
Despite his low-key demeanor and welcoming smile, Gingg is a different beast when he straps it up on Friday nights in the fall.
— Logan Gingg (@LoganGingg) May 7, 2020
After tallying nearly 800 total yards and five touchdowns in nine games as a sophomore, the Verrado running back’s total yards numbers doubled and his touchdowns jumped to 21 as the Vipers advanced to the 5A playoffs last season.
This fall the focus is becoming a more outspoken senior leader after previously letting his actions speak louder than his words.
“I am more of a lead by example, I really don’t like to talk a lot,” Gingg said to Sports360AZ.com. “But this year my role changed. Being a senior and being the top dog with the senior class. I feel like I need to be more vocal.”
A standout on the field, Gingg pays equal attention to his school work and grades at Verrado — as evidenced from his list of college offers which include distinguished institutions Yale, Cornell, Lehigh, Bucknell and the University of San Diego.
— Logan Gingg (@LoganGingg) March 17, 2020
He’s hoping another big season could produce more, high-profile progam offers but right now his priority is becoming the best high school football player he can be.
“He does have a presence about himself that we’re super excited about,” Verrado head coach Shawn Copeland said to Sports360AZ.com. “That’s just because of his great character and his work ethic.”