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Will Georgia commit Zion Logue visit Rocky Top?

A strong senior campaign has Logue hearing from multiple schools.
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Nashville native Zion Logue has been committed to Georgia for several months, but that isn't stopping Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt and his staff. They have maintained steady contact, but is it enough to get the 4-star defensive tackle to Knoxville for a visit?

"I spoke to coach Pruitt and told him I'm going to try and get there for the Missouri game," Logue said. "It shows that they care and that they want me that they have never stopped recruiting me.. But as I told coach Pruitt, I'm comfortable with where I'm at with Georgia."

But a potential visit opens the door for Tennessee with the Lebanon standout. He's all too familiar with the Vols having grown up watching plenty of Tennessee football games and that's part of the reason for giving them a look.

"It's an in-state school and I grew up a Tennessee fan," Logue said. "I think I can come in and help Tennessee with their need for players."

And the last part is the biggest sales pitch from Pruitt and company. They lose a good portion of their defensive linemen to graduation. They need players that can stop the run and get to the quarterback and Logue has quietly become a big priority to flip from their eastern division counterparts.

"That I can come in and be a very big help to the team," Logue said about the Vol pitch. "That I can add height and athleticism to the defensive line. Things of that nature."

It's not just Tennessee. Alabama and others have upped their interest with Logue having a big senior season.

"It's pretty cool just to see all the schools are coming after me now," Logue said. "Just being a big presence on the defensive side of the ball is a big thing to me."

Logue played his final prep game last Friday night as Lebanon lost in the first round of the playoffs. He says the end came way to fast, but he appreciates the memories he has made with his teammates. A group he was glad to lead this season.

"The biggest thing I've tried to improve on this year is being a better leader," Logue said. "I've been more vocal. Like everyone in my circle has told me that I was raised to be a leader so I've stepped into that role this year."

With ten days until the Missouri game, Tennessee will continue to focus on Logue to ensure he makes it to campus. That of course is the first step in trying to get him flipped to Tennessee.

Rivals.com ranks Logue as a 4-star defensive end in the class of 2019.