Longo really considering committing to Dawgs

Jeremy Longo is coming a long way from home to take a close up look at Georgia.

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If Longo like what he sees, which is what he expects, he will commit to the Bulldogs on his trip to Athens, he said.

"I knew that Georgia would be very high on my list if they ever offered me," he said. "But when they did they moved to the top of my list."

The South Florida star has also been coveted by other schools, particularly Miami, but says that he's formed a bond with Georgia's staff.

"Coach Jancek, who recruits me for Georgia, and Coach Martinez, who is the defensive coordinator, are real cool," he said. "I feel like I have bond with Coach Jancek. When Coach Martinez came down here to watch me practice in the spring he told me that he liked what he saw. I don't think they thought I was as big as I am. When they saw that, I think they fell in love."

The Bulldogs did not know at the time that Toby Jackson, considered one of the top defensive ends in the South, would commit to them two nights before Longo's visit. Jackson was considered more of a long shot for the Bulldogs at the time, and his commitment was surprise to Georgia late Sunday night. Still, Jackson's commitment to the Dawgs does not bother or sway Longo.

"I am a competitor, and I like competition," he said.

The Bulldogs also have talented Cornelious Washington committed to them at defensive end. Should Longo commit to the Dawgs they would have three highly-touted defensive ends in their year's class. The 2008 class, too, would get another bump. A Longo commitment would be the program's third commitment since the start of June and the fourth since May 18 – far and away more than any other SEC school during that time.

Longo said that when he visited Miami it was not quite what he was looking for in a school. The defensive end said that he wants the college lifestyle, and said he doesn't feel he could totally get that in Miami. Still, if the visit to Athens does not go as planned Long said the Canes and perhaps another school or two would be in the running once more.

"Everything has to do with me being comfortable in Athens," he said. "I know that Georgia has top-notch facilities, but I just want to be comfortable on the trip."

Longo said that he had heard of how nice Athens was and how the town can become electric on football weekends. He said he wants to see Georgia on Tuesday to find out once and for all if it is the place for him.

"If everything feels real good, like it has been with Coach Jancek, I think it will happen," said Longo of a commitment to Georgia.

If that happens the Georgia juggernaut will be in motion again.


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