Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Cardinal’s Logan Schultz signs with Lake Erie College

Cardinal two-way lineman Logan Schultz realized a dream on Wednesday when he signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his education and football career at Lake Eric College in Painesville.

Schultz, a 6-foot-3, 260-pounder, played offensive tackle and defensive line for the Huskies. He is expected to begin his career at Lake Erie on offense.

“It’s awesome,” Schultz said. “I never actually thought I’d be able to make it, at least to play football at the Division II level at all. It’s a dream come true, it really is. I’ve been dreaming of this since I was a little kid.”

Lake Erie was one of the last schools to recruit Schultz but once he visited the nearby campus he knew he found a perfect fit.

“It was the facilities and the coaching staff, definitely, and the family feel of the team,” Schultz said. “Even though I didn’t know the players I felt like I was at home. I was being accepted. It was family-oriented. It felt good; it felt right.”

An honorable mention All-Ohioan and first team all-county, all-Chagrin Valley Conference and all-district selection, Schultz started every game of his high school career on the offensive line and a three-year starter on the defensive line.

“When Logan was a 14-year old starting center on our team, he would sometimes come off the field in tears, saying, ‘Coach, I missed my block,’” said Cardinal head coach Eric Cardinal. “We moved him to tackle as a sophomore, he worked hard in the weight room, and most important, he got older. He hasn't missed many blocks since. His best football is in front of him.”

As a junior, Schultz returned an interception for a touchdown and last fall he recorded 45 tackles and five quarterback sacks. He also carried the ball four times for 22 yards and a touchdown as a blocking back in the Huskies’ jumbo formation.

Schultz is the fourth Cardinal senior to commit to play a sport in college next season and the third who will compete in Division II. Kaitlin Bean will play volleyball at Ashland University, Brant Zemelka will play football at Tiffin University and Alyssa Shirkey will play volleyball at the University of Mount Union.

“It’s exciting to see so many of our talented students be able to continue their athletic careers at the next level,” said Cardinal High School Athletic Director Andy Cardinal. “To have this many student athletes commit in one year is pretty special. It’s a real testament to the work our student athletes, coaches and parents are doing.”

Schultz hopes to see several of his former teammates and classmates follow that trend.

To do it, they’ll need to push themselves in the weight room, the classroom and on the playing field.

“Push yourself to your maximum limits and then more," Schultz said. “I would say that no matter how hard it hurts or how bad the burn is just keep going. Shoot for the stars and land on a mountain. Don’t shoot for a mountain and land on a hill.”

 

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

Related Articles

Stay Connected

791FansLike
3,446FollowersFollow
364SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Articles

00:00:00

CVC TV: Cardinal at Kirtland

CVC TV heads to Kirtland on Tuesday for a Valley Division first-place showdown between the visiting Cardinal Huskies and the host Hornets.

Richmond Heights clinches Metro Division title

With a 46-27 win over Cuyahoga Heights on Saturday, Richmond Heights’ girls’ basketball team clinched the Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division title.

Brooklyn student-athletes reach milestones

It was a good week for Brooklyn student-athletes Jaiden Basinger and Shariah Gailes as both reached significant milestones on the basketball court.

Perry, Cuyahoga Heights, Berkshire win CVC wrestling titles

After two days of grueling competition at the 2023 Chagrin Valley Conference wrestling championships, Perry, Cuyahoga Heights, and Berkshire claimed league titles.

2023 CVC Wrestling Championships Semifinal Pairings

The 2023 Chagrin Valley Conference Wrestling Championships began at Perry High School on Friday night and will continue on Saturday with the semifinals.