Nebraska offer makes five for AZ RB

With the two in-state schools having already extended offers it will be difficult to leave the state. Anything is possible though. Like it may be possible to average 10 yards a carry because he averaged nine yards per carry last year. Maybe anything is possible?

With the deck stacked definitely in the favor of the in-state schools Terry Longbons promises to be one of the state of Arizona's most talked about seniors this coming year.

He rushed for 2,053 yards last season while averaging nine yards per carry and scoring 28 touch downs. He needs 2500 yards this season to become the state's all-time leading rusher.

"I run straight at them," Longbons said. "I have power and speed. My offensive line helps me a lot though. We don't throw the ball too much. We run a lot of split backs."

When you average nine yards per carry who needs to throw? At 5-foot-11 and 211 pounds Longbons still sports a 4.4 second 40-yard dash. He also possesses great strength too with a 330 pound bench press and 420 pound squat.

Schools have known about Longbons for some time now. He is holding five offers after his performance last year got him All-Super State, All-State, and Area and Region Offensive Player of the Year in Arizona.

"I am up to five offers. I have offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford and Nebraska. Arizona State offered me first and Nebraska just offered me."

So far Longbons has only been to see Arizona. He attended Junior Day as well as the Spring Game.

"I was really impressed with the school and the coaching staff. I got to see and sort of learned how they run their offense."

Those aren't the last times he will be on the Arizona campus either this year. He plans on camping at Arizona as well as attending the Nike camp in San Diego possibly.

There is a little lean right now to stay in-state. Even Terry admits it.

"I'd like to stay in-state. But, anything can happen. I would say that it is between Arizona and Arizona State for my leaders."

Pure geography is putting in-state schools on top. So how can a school like Nebraska get in for an official or even into a leader position for Longbons?

"I've got to be real impressed with the school and the coaching staff. I'll probably take one of my five trips to Nebraska. I am still learning more about them as a school."

Last season Terry's team finished 10-2 and made it to the second round of the playoffs. This year he and his teammates are eyeing a possible state title run.

Longbons carries a 3.5 GPA and will be taking the ACT on May 1.


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