He's much further out of spotlight now. Georgia hasn't had a commitment since the last days of June. Longo's pledge came during an unprecedented run of verbal commitments to the Bulldogs. Longo was right in the middle of Georgia's nine commitments which started on May 18 and ended on June 29.
"I just have been trying to finish out my senior year and get a state title," Longo said after talking about how things have cooled down for him on the recruiting front. The phone calls are not nearly as persistent – the text messages have slowed. That's a good thing, Longo said.
Since committing Longo has devoted nearly all of his time to his high school team. Cardinal Gibbons, a private school in Fort Lauderdale, has a slew of difficult teams to play including powerhouse Glades Central.
"They have put out a ton of division one players a year," he said. "That is going to be a tough game."
Longo and teammate Blair Walsh, a place kicker, are two of Dawgs' projected class of 2008. Walsh turned Longo on to Georgia after committing to the program at the start of March.
"Blair talked about Georgia to me," he said. Longo said he had visited a slew of schools before taking a hard look at Georgia. "I loved the facilities and the program. I think it is an up-and-coming program."
Since committing Longo stays in touch with the Georgia coaching staff. He has become "very close" with Willie Martinez.
"I talked to him yesterday," the defensive end said. "He was just checking in."
Longo confirmed his pledge to the Bulldogs saying: "I am not going to change my mind about Georgia. I am not going to go to any other school. I am a Bulldog – that's it."
With that matter more than settled, Longo is preparing himself for the future.
"We lift for an hour a day and then run for an hour a day Monday through Friday," he said. All I have been thinking about is my senior year and getting bigger faster and stronger. I am trying to get more athletic."