Nahji Logan: Outside Linebacker

High School: Hatboro-Horsham

College: University of Massachusetts

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 217 lbs


  • First Team All League Linebacker
  • 155 Tackles in 15 games
  • 34 Tackles for loss in 15 games
  • 34 inch Vertical 


Nahji had quite the rise from seemingly out of nowhere. Logan went from a solid varsity starter his junior year to becoming one of the best prospects in the region in one offseason. Nahji is one of the biggest and most versatile athletes in Pennsylvania currently, and that is one of the main reasons for his recruitment. Nahji has been a leader for Hatboro-Horsham this season, alongside Jordan Collazo, as Nahji finished the season with a few games over 15 and 20 tackles, dominating the line of scrimmage every play. He is continuing to get better and will hopefully make a major impact on a currently weak UMass defense. 

Nahji Logan spoke with The Painted Lines about his late rise in high school to becoming a UMass recruit.

What was your favorite moment at Hatboro-Horsham?

My favorite moment at school was when I got 2 interceptions in one game and one was a pick six.

What led you to choose UMass?

I chose Umass because I have a chance to get major playing time early, and I like the direction the coaches are taking this program with the rebuild.

Who do you thank most for your success?

I thank my parents the most because they took the sacrifice by moving me out the city freshman year and put me somewhere where I had the best opportunity to succeed.

What are your goals for UMass?

My goals for college are to get my degree in business and Master’s degree in marketing. I also would like to pursue my dream of one day playing in the NFL.

What do you plan to bring to the next level?

I plan on bringing my versatility to college and being the best linebacker in our conference as a freshman.

What are your hobbies outside of football?

Outside of football, I like to workout, hang with friends, or play video games.

Any messages for your coaches? 

I want the coaches to know they are getting a player that will give his all.