Longo Would Like to Stay Close

Andrew Longo was one of the standouts at GVSU's camp this summer. The senior wideout from Allendale carried that performance over into this season, where even though he was out of position, still made honorable mention All-State. Will the local product have a chance to stay at home for college? He discussed that possibility with GVReport.

This was a season riddled with injuries for the Allendale Falcons. The most notable injury was running back Hersey Jackson being lost for the year, but the team also lost starting quarterback Ben Van Farowe partway through the season.

Even with those two injuries, the Falcons still went 8-2 and made the playoffs. A big part was the unselfish play of senior Andrew Longo, who moved from wide receiver to fill Van Farowe's spot under center.

"I had some personal goals at receiver, so having to switch over was kind of tough," he admitted, "but whatever the team needed me to do, I was glad to step in there. We went 8-2, so it was a good experience."

The 6'1, 175-lb Longo is now concentrating on recruiting. Grand Valley State, Ferris State, Saginaw Valley State, Northwood and Hillsdale are the schools recruiting him and he is beginning to schedule visits.

"I'm going to Northwood this Saturday, Ferris is talking about January and I just talked to one of the coaches at GVSU last week about my next visit. They're not exactly sure, but most likely, it will be the 20th of December."

Longo has already been to GVSU twice since the summer, the first for camp and the second for an unofficial visit during a game.

"Told me they like me and Coach Ginn told me he likes my route running, told me to work on my running form," he said of camp.

"It's one of my top schools," he continued, "I've wanted to go there ever since my freshman year. It has been my goal to play football at GVSU. The whole atmosphere is great, everything's so competitive. On my game visit, I got to listen to Coach Martin speak. He said they only want football players that are competitive all the time. I felt like he was speaking right to me, because I'm one of the most competitive guys around. Academically, it's up there and it's close to my house, it's just perfect fit for me."

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