Recruit Profile: Ben Longshore

BYU football fans are already very familiar with the name Longshore. Nick Longshore is an offensive lineman for BYU and Nate Longshore is a former BYU recruit and current Cal QB. Ben Longshore is the next member of the Lonshore fan to show upon the BYU recruiting radar.

The 6'3" 190 pound junior-to-be football player recently returned from BYU's football camp, and TBS caught up with him to find what he thought.

"I had a lot of fun at BYU," Ben Longshore said. "I spent 4 days in Provo and I loved the surroundings and environment. It was cool because everybody was LDS. I really liked it."

Ben will be a junior next year and plans on being the starting quarterback for Canyon High School in southern California. Last year as a sophomore, he played JV and had one game in which he ran for 2 touchdowns and threw for 2 touchdowns all in the first half.

While at the camp, Longshore said he was timed in the 40 at a 5.1 and had a 27 inch vertical leap. Longshore said he was very impressed with QB coach Brandon Doman.

"I learned a lot from coach Doman," Longshore said "He really knows what he is talking about and all the players took a lot from what he said. I also enjoyed Coach Mendenhall. He is a very serious coach. He has his team working very hard "

Ben said that his brother Nick enjoys playing for BYU and expects good things for the team this year.

Ben's other brother Nate is a QB for Cal. Before signing with the Golden Bears in 2004, Nate was recruited by BYU.

"Nate loves it at Cal," said Ben. "He really likes coach Tedford. He has been doing really good, and will probably start next year."

Ben said that if Nate does not start he may leave on a mission. He also mentioned that if Nate does go on a mission he will most likely return to Cal if Coach Tedford is still there, but if coach Tedford were to leave Nate would consider transferring to BYU.

As far as colleges go for Ben, he really likes all the Pac-10 schools, Utah, Boise St., and BYU.

When asked to describe his strengths and weakness as a football player Longshore said he has a good arm, and he sees the field well, but wants to work on his footwork and speed.

When asked what other players impressed him while at the BYU camp, Longshore mentioned a tight end from Upland, California named Devin Mehina and two unnamed wide receivers from Timpview.

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