Longson Talks Interest at Army Combine

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SAN ANTONIO – At 6-foot-7, 300-pounds, it's easy to see why San Ramon (Calif.) Dougherty Valley 2015 offensive tackle Kieffer Longson generated some buzz at the U.S. Army Junior combine earlier this month.

"I feel I did well," Longson said. "I went up against some kid from the east coast, you don't get that opportunity a lot. I thought he was one of the best. So I kept going against him. I think it made me better and I think it made him better."

Longson, who plays in a run oriented offense in at Dougherty Valley, said he used the combine to help better his pass blocking skills.

"Any chance I get to do pass blocking I practice that,' Longson said. "My team is mainly a running team. So I got the running down, but I'm good with (pass pro). But I want to get pro with the pass protection."

Currently, Longson has offers from Ohio State, Florida State, Colorado and San Jose State. And while Michigan hasn't reached out to him yet, he said he is well aware of the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State and would listen if the Wolverines came knocking.

"I was never really a Ohio State fan or a Michigan fan. But it's awesome – the rivalry and stuff. I would love to be a part of that, too. But I am open to any schools, really," said Longson.

As far as what Longson is looking for in a program, he said: "I am looking at the coaches. If it's a good program, good football team, just the players. I mean, I'm going to be with the players for four years. They are all good schools. But I just want to make sure it's right for me. Everyone is different, but there is no school I am not considering."

Being a California guy, Longson made it clear that distance won't be a factor in his decision but is also hearing considerable interest from local programs USC, Cal and Oregon among others.

"I like California schools," Longson said. "They are looking at me pretty hard. I mean, distance won't be a problem."

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