Logan Gingg: Family, Friends, Farm, Football

Logan Gingg almost unassumingly approaches the field for our pre-practice interview.

He admits he’s “a little nervous” and it probably doesn’t help nearly the entire team is watching nearby with some friendly ribbing as they get ready for their late-afternoon workout in the far west Valley.

Despite his low-key demeanor and welcoming smile, Gingg is a different beast when he straps it up on Friday nights in the fall.

After tallying nearly 800 total yards and five touchdowns in nine games as a sophomore, the Verrado running back’s total yards numbers doubled and his touchdowns jumped to 21 as the Vipers advanced to the 5A playoffs last season.

This fall the focus is becoming a more outspoken senior leader after previously letting his actions speak louder than his words.

“I am more of a lead by example, I really don’t like to talk a lot,”  Gingg said to Sports360AZ.com. “But this year my role changed. Being a senior and being the top dog with the senior class. I feel like I need to be more vocal.”

A standout on the field, Gingg pays equal attention to his school work and grades at Verrado — as evidenced from his list of college offers which include distinguished institutions Yale, Cornell, Lehigh, Bucknell and the University of San Diego.   

He’s hoping another big season could produce more, high-profile progam offers but right now his priority is becoming the best high school football player he can be.

“He does have a presence about himself that we’re super excited about,” Verrado head coach Shawn Copeland said to Sports360AZ.com. “That’s just because of his great character and his work ethic.”

Most of that work ethic comes from his time on the family farm is west Buckeye.

“My dad’s a third-generation dairy farmer, owner and operator,” he explained. “I’ve always been out there on the farm since a young age. Every summer I’m out there working. I’m always trying to do my best to help out on the family business.” 

During the pandemic when he wasn’t working on the farm, he was getting mentally prepared for his final prep season which kicks off October 2nd at O’Connor.

“A lot of film studying,” Gingg said. ” I like to perfect my game.”

Your game and pretty much everything else, Logan.