Terry Longbons is arguably the top running back prospect in Arizona this year and for great reason. He only needs 2,500 yards to become the state's all-time leading rusher. He has insisted early in the recruiting process that he would like to stay close to home and it looks like the two in-state schools are going to make that easy for him as both have extended offers."> Terry Longbons is arguably the top running back prospect in Arizona this year and for great reason. He only needs 2,500 yards to become the state's all-time leading rusher. He has insisted early in the recruiting process that he would like to stay close to home and it looks like the two in-state schools are going to make that easy for him as both have extended offers.">

Devils Trying to Keep State's Best At Home

<a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=148&p=8&c=1&nid=1278702">Terry Longbons</a> is arguably the top running back prospect in Arizona this year and for great reason. He only needs 2,500 yards to become the state's all-time leading rusher. He has insisted early in the recruiting process that he would like to stay close to home and it looks like the two in-state schools are going to make that easy for him as both have extended offers.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 211
40 time: 4.4
Bench: 330
Squat: 420
Clean: 315
From: Peoria, Arizona
High School: Centennial

The Sun Devils and Wildcats are the two current, written offers Terry has, but expect more to come after the May evaluation period.

The two rivals are competing with Notre Dame, USC, and UCLA for the interest of Longbons.

Last season Terry ran for 2,053 yards while averaging nine yards per carry and scored 28 touchdowns. Longbons as a junior was selected to the super-state team in 2003. He was the only junior to earn that honor. Terry was also recognized as first team all-state, area offensive player of the year, and all-region offensive player of the year.

That said, The Arizona State staff is all over him.

"I really like that ASU is close to home and I am leaning on staying in-state. They have a great program, great coaches, and historically have a great team."

This summer, Lonbons' only current plans are to attend the Arizona one-day camp, but he says he is thinking about going to more.

He describes himself as a hard worker and a power running back. Terry obtains a 3.5 core GPA and took his SAT over the weekend.


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