Long Made Most of Opportunities in Army Bowl

Los Angeles Loyola 2016 CB David Long discusses his Army Bowl experience, talks Michigan and more.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Four-star cornerback David Long wasn’t tested much in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

But when he was, he simply made plays.

That was apparent, when he made a key interception in the West’s 37-9 win against the East, in the annual all-star event.

“Week went well,” Long said. “I got to work on my man-stuff, my hips. The game went well today. They didn’t try me too much, but I made the best of my opportunities.”

Adding: “I expected the game to be a little bit closer,” Long said. “I definitely thought they would take more shots. But like I said, after the interception, they didn’t do too much.”

When Long wasn’t focused on his game, he was hanging out with fellow Californian standout and eventual U-M commit, Dylan Crawford, who Long says never hinted his commitment to the Wolverines throughout the week.

“I talked to him a lot,” Long said of Crawford. “I didn’t know for sure. We definitely talked about it.”

As far as Michigan is concerned, former U-M assistant John Baxter, who left for USC this week, was Long’s main recruiter to Ann Arbor. Although, Long says Baxter’s departure will not affect his recruitment with the Wolverines.

“Me and coach Baxter have a really good relationship, but nah, that doesn’t affect me at all,” said Long.

At the moment, Long says he has one more official visit setup with Washington and in-home visit planned with Michigan.

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