Osburn signs with MU as a preferred walk-on

December 21, 2018

ONA — Cabell Midland High School’s Logan Osburn signed a letter of commitment Wednesday as a Marshall University football preferred walk-on.

Osburn’s coach, Luke Salmons, his parents, teammates and classmates at the signing ceremony cheered for the 6-foot-3, 290-pound offensive lineman one final time.

“This is exciting, and I thank God for putting me in this situation,” Osburn said. “I thank my teammates for driving me each day, and I just want you guys to know I did the same for you.”

Seated at a table draped with a scarlet Cabell Midland skirt, a green Marshall banner hanging in front and flanked by his family, Osburn signed his letter, received hugs from teammates and posed for pictures with the students gathered to see him.

“I’m ready for Marshall football,” he said.

Salmons said he’s used to seeing students come through his program and then move on to the college level.

“It means a lot to me because Marshall means a lot to me,” said Salmons, a former player for the Thundering Herd. “He’s a great kid, comes from a great family and has a great work ethic.”

Osburn said he has no doubt the work he’s put in to rise up and become a Class AAA all-state second-team offensive lineman will translate at the college level. He and his father, Steve Osburn, said there is little doubt he will eventually be a scholarship player for the Thundering Herd.

“He’s always been an underdog,” Steve Osburn said. “He’s always had to play with kids older than him because of his size. He’d work out by himself if he didn’t have anyone else to work out with. He got some little cones that would set up and run that course with a backpack filled with my tools.”

Osburn, who plans to major in biology and eventually join the Coast Guard, said he’s from “a house divided” — a family split between Marshall and West Virginia University. Now his house might have a little more shade of green than blue and gold.

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