EXTRA BACON: Logan Bacon officially inked as a Cyclone

After considering his options, Lagon Bacon announced in October he intended to sign and play football at Iowa State University next year, and last week, he made it official.

Bacon signed in front of friends and family at Lake Mills High School and talked about making it official and the support of friends and family.

The Lake Mills sports Bacon participates in have pushed toward the top of the area and state over the past four years. He has been part of the Lake Mills basketball program, which is currently a household name with its success in the past half-decade. He qualified for state track this past spring and, of course, football. Bacon helped win the school’s first postseason game this fall while the Bulldogs moved into the Class 1A Second Round before falling to Saint Ansgar.

Logan says having success has made this high school career a lot of fun:

Bacon has been researching Iowa State for the past few years and explains why he chose the Cyclones.

A lot goes into deciding where you will spend four to five years of your life, and Bacon says with the campus, he feels a little at home.

The work for Bacon is just getting started. As he has learned from his older brother, Caleb – a current Cyclone linebacker – walking on at a power-five school isn’t easy. And even though Logan wants to create his own legacy, having Caleb in the same building will help push him to improve.

When you think about Logan and who he resembles as a high school student-athlete moving on to college, it’s not Caleb or even a Cyclone that comes to mind. How about former Iowa Hawkeye standout Cooper DeJean? Now, Logan doesn’t have four stars or P5 scholarship offers. But, just like Cooper, Logan comes from a small Iowa town and has become one of the faces of his high school’s athletics through football, basketball, and track and field success. Bacon will go to Iowa State as a defensive back and likely cut his teeth on special teams before anything else.

Regarding the state title in the 100m and runner-up in the 200m races at the Iowa High School State Track and Field Championships? Only time will tell, but don’t count out the returning qualifier in the 100m dash.

Logan says he is undecided what he will study at Iowa State:

Logan will close out his high school career with the track and field season and graduation in May before he heads to Ames looking to eventually go from walk-on to walking out of the Jack Trice Stadium tunnel to play in front of 60,000 Cyclone fans.



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