Penn State tackle Logan-El announces transfer to Towson

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May 02, 2007|By HEATHER A. DINICH

Offensive lineman Antonio Logan-El, who committed to Maryland as a sophomore but stunned the program with his highly publicized decision to choose Penn State, will transfer to Towson, he said yesterday.

"Me and my family sat down and talked things through," said Logan-El, a Forestville native who was considered the top offensive lineman in the state by Rivals.com. "We thought it was a great fit for me."

Logan-El said he will finish the semester at Penn State. He won't have to sit out a year because NCAA transfer rules don't apply to Division I-AA Logan-El said he expects to stay at left tackle, but will play wherever the team needs him.

The Examiner first reported the news.

In late January 2006, Logan-El held an ESPN-televised news conference at ESPN Zone here. With Gloria Friedgen, wife of Maryland coach Ralph, in attendance-- as well as Maryland fans expecting his commitment--Logan-El held up a picture of he and Penn State coach Joe Paterno and announced his decision to play for Penn State.

He missed about six weeks for family reasons and asked Paterno for his scholarship release last month.

HEATHER A. DINICH

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