The Second Battle of Longshore

BYU is batting .500 when it comes to recruiting the Longshore family. This recruiting season, the Cougars have a chance to improve their average as the next Longshore decides where he will play his college ball.

Ben Longshore is a 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback from Canyon high school in California. caught up with him to find out how his junior year went and how recruiting is going.

"Well, I actually didn't play much this year," Longshore said. "There was a senior quarterback in front of me that started. We battled all summer long and we were neck and neck, but the coach gave the nod to the senior."

Longshore's team went 13-1, won C.I.F. and expects similar results this next year. Longshore punted for his team and broke the school record for the longest punt in a game with a 69 yarder.

Ben is the younger brother of current BYU cougar Nick Longshore, and Cal quarterback Nate Longshore. Ben was in attendance at the Las Vegas Bowl game to see the BYU take on Cal. Cougar fans are probably interested in who he rooted for.

"I rooted for both teams," Longshore said, "but I wanted BYU to win."

Longshore said that he is getting a lot of stuff from BYU, and that Coach Tidwell has been good about keeping in contact with him.

This summer Longshore will go to BYU's summer camp, the Elite 11 quarterback tryouts, the Cal summer camp and a few Nike camps. He also just returned from USC's Junior day today.

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