Long Still Favoring Tigers and Others

Without the benefit of a full junior campaign, Southport (N.C.) South Brunswick wide receiver Scott Long has a lot more to prove then your average college prospect.

WR Scott Long
6-3, 195, 4.33
South Brunswick High School
Southport, North Carolina

Last year, Long's season was cut short in the middle of his second game when the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder sustained a tear to his left Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Worries about the injury have coaching staffs, with the exception of Louisville, holding off until they have tested the recovery before extending an offer.

"They all want to see me during the summer," stated Long in regards to college recruiters. "The want some one-on-one and for me to do some stuff in front of them like run routes and catch the ball. Basically, they want to see me to make sure that I have come back from this knee surgery fine before they offer me."

Long is starting to establish a summer camp schedule with definite stops in Clemson and Raleigh for the Tigers' and the Wolfpack's camps, respectively. Long stated that his slate is not yet full, and he will schedule more visits depending on interest.

Despite knee concerns, Long is seeing increased interest, most notably the newer interest from Virginia, East Carolina and Marshall.

"I have gotten stuff from the University of Virginia and the recruiting coordinator for our area said that while they are on the road recruiting he is going to come down to the school and get transcripts and stuff in May. I just got some stuff from Nebraska. ECU is starting to show a lot of interest. Marshall is starting to show a lot of interest."

Long's top five has altered somewhat. Clemson, N.C. State, Auburn, Ole Miss and Miami round out his favorites list, with no school favored more then the others.

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