HottyToddy.com contributor Steve Vassallo comments: “Ja-Mes Logan was one of the top receivers who ever played at Ole Miss. Playing in three bowl games and winning “all three”, Ja-Mes set a standard in the receiving corps that will benefit Ole Miss for decades to come. His All-Star personality and humbleness are refreshing. And if you want to have an Ole Miss game analyzed prior to kickoff, he’ll tell you “exactly” what to expect!”
HottyToddy.com — Tell us about your recruiting experience that brought you to Ole Miss.
Ja-Mes Logan — I had more than 40 scholarship offers playing for Westfield High School in Houston. I was a wide receiver in high school and the number two player in the state of Texas. (I was raised in Natchez.) Every SEC team wanted me except Georgia and Tennessee. When I started narrowing down the schools I was truly interested in, Oklahoma State; Missouri; Oregon; and Ole Miss were my “final four.”
HottyToddy.com — Wow! What then made you decide to become a Rebel?
Ja-Mes Logan — The fans! I loved the square, the campus and the receiver coach, Ron Dickerson, was a key for me. Also, two Ole Miss players, Dexter McCluster and Shay Hodge, helped to make my decision an easy one. The proximity to home and growing up in Mississippi were also contributing factors.
HottyToddy.com — You did some great things at Ole Miss. Playing here 4 years brought you a number of opportunities. Can you share a few of the highlights?
Ja-Mes Logan — I am actually first in the history of Ole Miss football in fewest balls dropped. In 4 years, I missed 4 catches. Last season (2013) I reeled in 58 balls. I am seventh all-time in number of catches and twelfth all-time in total yards.
HottyToddy.com — What did you enjoy most about playing at Ole Miss?
Ja-Mes Logan — Being around my teammates. Donte Moncrief; Jaylen Walton and Vince Sanders were (and are) three of my closest friends.
HottyToddy.com — Shifting gears to Ole Miss 2014, let’s look at the remainder of our schedule and give us your opinion of our chance of winning each game.
Ja-Mes Logan — Texas A&M 67 percent; Tennessee 73 percent; LSU 82 percent; Auburn 54 percent; Presbyterian 100 percent; Arkansas 78 percent; MSU 58 percent. These are based upon Bo bringing his “A” game to each outing.
HottyToddy.com — Speaking of Bo, how do you rate his performance against Bama?
Ja-Mes Logan — He was the MVP of the game along with Senquez (Golson). Bo has an opportunity to become the greatest QB in Ole Miss history if he stays on track. (Bo already has won two MVP’s for the previous two bowl games!)
HottyToddy.com — What was your most exciting game as a Rebel?
Ja-Mes Logan — Last year’s LSU game. I caught 7 passes playing flanker and being used in the slot.
HottyToddy.com–Even more exciting than last year’s Texas game?
Ja-Mes Logan — Definitely. This was an SEC game and Baton Rouge is closer to where I grew up.
HottyToddy.com — Reflecting on this past Saturday’s monumental win, how do you place it in perspective?
Ja-Mes Logan — It’s in the history books. A huge victory in every respect!
HottyToddy.com — You always seemed to have a “knack” for getting open.
Ja-Mes Logan — When plays would break down I always looked for an open spot. I enjoyed turning the play into “backyard ball.”
HottyToddy.com — Compare our facilities to others where you played.
Ja-Mes Logan — Our facilities are among the best in the nation. However, I truly enjoyed playing in the stadiums at LSU and Alabama.
HottyToddy.com — Did you have skills in other sports?
Ja-Mes Logan — I was drafted out of HS by the Atlanta Braves as a center fielder. My brother, Nook, played for the Detroit Tigers.
HottyToddy.com — Why didn’t you choose the baseball career?
Ja-Mes Logan — My mom did not want two of us playing baseball. Also, I was the first child to get a degree (Criminal Justice).
HottyToddy.com — Because you are so familiar with the personnel here now, how good can this Ole Miss team really be?
Ja-Mes Logan — It can become the “best” in Ole Miss history. Being one of the final four playoff teams is realistic, not a dream for this team.
HottyToddy.com — Can you remember playing in your first game after your redshirt year in 2009?
Ja-Mes Logan — Oh yes! We lost to Jacksonville State. I caught five passes in that game.
HottyToddy.com — Reflecting back on that game, how did we lose?
Ja-Mes Logan — We took the opponent too lightly and didn’t prepare the same way as we would have for an SEC team.
HottyToddy.com — Tell us about what you are doing now.
Ja-Mes Logan—I am in Advertising working with HottyToddy.com. I am still interested in playing pro ball, but for right now, enjoying being in Oxford.
HottyToddy.com—For those wishing to advertise with HottyToddy.com, how can they reach you?
Ja-Mes Logan— Either call me at 601-807-3125 or email me at jilogan@go.OleMiss.edu.
Ja-Mes made his “mark” while at Ole Miss and for us fans and alums, his career here was nothing short of outstanding. You love to see good things happen to good people. Ja-Mes is as fine and talented a human being as you will ever meet. He’s a Rebel for life now, opposed to an Oklahoma State Cowboy or Atlanta Brave. Let’s hope his analysis of the 2014 season comes to fruition. If it does, this Christmas will be even extra special and one for the “history books!”
Steve Vassallo is a HottyToddy.com contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. In addition, he is a certified economic and community developer and currently, a highly successful leader in the real estate business with Premier Properties of Oxford. Steve’s lifelong dream has been to live in Oxford full-time. “I am now living my dream daily as is my wife Rosie, who works with the Oxford Chamber of Commerce,” Steve said. You can contact Steve at email@example.com or call him at 985-852-7745