Kieffer Longson talks ASU visit

Kieffer Longson has been visiting several Pac-12 schools this month, including Arizona State last week. The four-star offensive lineman from San Ramon, Calif. discussed with Devils Digest his Tempe trip and his overall recruiting process.

With nearly half of the Pac-12 schools extending offers and the other half showing strong interest, you would be hard pressed to find an offensive lineman that is coveted by the conference more than Longson is. Earlier in the month he visited UCLA and USC, and last week along with Arizona State he also tripped to Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, and Washington.

"The visit went well, it was awesome," Longson said of his ASU visit. "I got to see everything there. The indoor facility was pretty cool. I liked all the facilities and the coaches were really cool. I really liked Coach Thomsen and those were some awesome coaches. The campus was wonderful and everything is near each other, so you don't have to hike a mile to get from place to place. I'm probably going to be an Economics major and they have a great business school there.

"When I watched the team at practice I saw a lot of talented players. They told me no. 55 (Christian Westerman) was the top player in state out of high school and he transferred here from Auburn. I saw what a nasty player he is and how he dominates. I also liked no. 74 (Jamil Douglas) and he was always able to control the guy in front of him. My high school also plays up tempo and always sprints to the line, and that is exactly what Arizona State does."

The 6-7 305-pound Kieffer Longson is rated no. 28 by among 2015 offensive tackles. The lineman reported weight room marks of 365 lbs. benching, 450 squatting and 285 lbs. on the power clean.

"I'm more of a power run blocker," Longson described, "But I'm also a good pass blocker too. I really push guys out of the way. Coach Thomsen said that I can really dominate on the field."

Aside from scholarship offers in the region, Longson has also been offered by Florida State, Missouri, and Ohio State. The lineman said that right now he doesn't have a short list of favorites.

"After I take all the trips I wanted to take I will narrow (the list of schools) down," Longson commented. "I might visit Ohio State and go to camps at Oregon and UCLA. When I make my decision the coaches will play a big part and it will be a place where I like the people, the education and if that program can get me to the NFL."

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