HIS RECRUITNG STORY:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola four-star cornerback David Long made national news when Jim Harbaugh climbed a tree in his front lawn during an in-home visit this January. Long, who was once a Stanford commit, pledged his allegiance to Michigan Wolverines a few days later.
“Long is a special talent with a lot of upside. He has good size for a corner at 6-0 with long arms and very good short area quickness. He's a legit 4.4-40 kid with excellent top end speed and the ability to really close on the ball. He's aggressive in press coverage and physical in run support. He's also an extremely intelligent football player who understands how to play the game and not just rely on his athletic ability. He has a tremendous work ethic off the field as well and always competes at a high level. With his physical talent along with his desire, toughness and compete level, not only can we see Long playing as a true freshman but playing on Sundays as well.” - National Analyst Greg Biggins
WHY LONG CHOSE MICHIGAN?
“In the academic meetings Michigan had just exactly what I was looking for with the architecture, business, and engineering. Everything was great there.
“The networking is really good at Michigan, so that is something that is really drawing me in. They have a pretty big fan base in the California area. My counselor, her son goes to Michigan. It’s kind of a small world when you’re a Michigan man."
Long is the No. 5 CB nationally, and one of the biggest gets for Harbaugh in this class. He is a lockdown cover corner, and has a real shot of starting letting alone seeing the field as nickel back in year one at Michigan. When it’s all said and done, he has the chance to be a real special player barring injury when his career is done in Ann Arbor.