Search resumes for North Texas student missing at lake

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by WENDY CORONA / WFAA

WFAA

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 15 at 3:36 PM

COPPELL, Texas — Authorities resumed their search Monday morning for Coppell High School football player Jacob Logan, 17, who went missing at Possum Kingdom Lake on Sunday afternoon.

Head coach Joe McBride told WFAA Jacob jumped into the water from a lakeside cliff and did not surface.

Jacob, a senior, is a defensive back and wide receiver for the 6-0 Coppell Cowboys, one of the top-ranked high school teams in the state.

"Everybody knew him; everybody respected him," said classmate Clayton Jones.

"Jacob stood for everything that's right," McBride said. "He is a great testimony of what's good in kids today. He's a teacher's dream in the classroom; he's a coach's dream on the field. He's a very humble and confident kid."

Dozens of students attended an impromptu prayer vigil at the school's football stadium on Sunday evening. Players from the arch-rival Southlake Dragons team joined them as a show of unity.

"We were together with some people in our grade, and we prayed with a few of our friends," said Coppell student Kate Perlioni.

"Everybody cares so much about what happened to him," added student Carson Reynolds. "It's just a tragedy."

One week ago, Jacob Logan appeared with some of his teammates on WFAA's "High School Sports Special" to talk about the Cowboys' success so far this season.

"Anybody can be a playmaker if you're put in the right situation," Jacob said. "These coaches and Coach McBride do that, so I feel that any person at any given time can be a playmaker."

Jacob was Coppell's leading receiver last season and has been a starter on the team for three seasons. Eight colleges have shown interest in him, including Texas Tech and Oregon, but Logan had not yet committed to any school.

Austin Fuerst attended church with Jacob. "Everybody knows that Jacob is a great Christian, strong Christian guy, and we all know that he's going to be in a better place," he said.

"I know everybody can hang in there and get through this together."

An account for the benefit of the Logan family has been set up at Frost Bank at 102 North Denton Tap Road in Coppell. The account number is 952050293.

E-mail wcorona@wfaa.com

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