Mac has “feeling of a big family” for Owen Sound recruit

McComb will join the Marauders as a 2017 commit.

The McMaster Marauders have added a bit more size to their offensive line after Logan McComb, an offensive tackle from Owen Sound District Secondary School, gave a verbal commitment to the team.

McComb stands at a towering 6’5, 270lbs and has only been playing football since grade nine. Despite his relatively short career, he has been an impressive force on the field. When the opportunity to play for McMaster came knocking on his door, the young offensive lineman didn’t hesitate to answer.

“I chose to commit to Mac because of the opportunities presented on the O-line, and my comfort with all the coaches and current players from visits and camps,” McComb said. He added that the academic support offered to the football players, and the overall success of the program itself, also added to the appeal.

Logan McComb (#60) makes the block. Courtesy of Logan McComb.

Logan McComb (#60) makes the block. Courtesy of Logan McComb.

McMaster’s current offensive linemen may have played a role in convincing the young player to join the team if he wasn’t already pleased enough with the program. “It’s just the feeling of a big family. All of the current O linemen have told me that (coaches) Jason Riley and Brian Brock treat you like one of your boys, and being at Mac for so long you can tell they really care,” he said.

He added that, “All of the coaches who recruited me made it clear how important that feeling is and that set Mac aside from the other schools.”

It’s tough sometimes coming from a small community, and McComb knows his early commitment is a special accomplishment. “Only one player every couple years makes it to the next level where I’m from, coming from a small league far from any big centres it’s hard for exposure and not many people believe you can do it so it’s a pretty special feeling for me,” he said.

Logan McComb (#60) runs down field. Courtesy of Logan McComb.

Logan McComb (#60) runs down field. Courtesy of Logan McComb.

But McComb wasn’t going to let the naysayers get him down. He has played his entire career with the now defunct West Hill Secondary School Raiders, which has since changed its name to the Owen Sound District Secondary School (Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association). The team currently doesn’t have a mascot. Last season, the Raiders lost in the finals to St. Mary’s High School, which has won the championships for the last two years. The offensive tackle said he is looking to secure a championship title in his senior year.

While McComb may not be hitting the field with the Marauders for another season, he will be keeping tabs on the team as it navigates its way through the 2016 season. “Mac is easily one of the heavyweights in the OUA and CIS and I’m looking forward to see how they do in the playoffs,” he said.

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