Longbons Has Busy Offseason

After being the only Junior selected to the Arizona super state team in 2003, Terry Longbons continues to work hard in and out of the classroom to get better. All of his hard work is starting to pay off. With recruiting starting to pick up, Longbons is beginning to hear from more and more colleges. Are the Irish pursuing him?

Terry Longbons' junior season was average according to him. However, some people may classify it as very good. Longbons rushed for 2053 yards, and 28 TDs while rushing for 9 yards per carry. But the 5'11 211lb runningback doesn't feel he did anything great. "It was okay I guess" the modest tailback said. If Longbons has a better senior season, he could break the all-time state rushing record. He needs about 2500 yards to do so. He's been working hard this offseason to get better. "I've been doing a lot of training. We do weight lifting in the morning, and speed training at night. It's going pretty good right now."

With such a great junior season, it's no wonder why recruiting is starting to pick up for Longbons. Which schools is he hearing from? "I have offers from Arizona State, Arizona, Nebraska, Stanford, and Oregon" said Longbons. "I'm also hearing from Notre Dame, UCLA, USC, and Illinois" he continued.

It's safe to say that Arizona and Arizona State are currently leading for the services of Longbon. His two home state schools have offered him and he just attended camp at Arizona State last saturday. He is scheduled to camp at Arizona on the 19th.

How much interest has Notre Dame shown so far? "I get a lot of letters from Notre Dame. That's about it. I like Notre Dame though. They're a team I'm considering."

When it comes to choosing a school, a school with a strong academic background will be the school Longbons chooses. "I'm really looking for a school that's good academic wise. That will be my main thing."

Longbons currently has a self reported 3.5 GPA and has scored 840 on the SAT.

Comments: Longbons seems open to new offers and interest, but right now the two Arizona schools seem to be in the drivers seat. He appears to be a big time back, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Longbons continue to rack up offers. Notre Dame could get into the race with more interest, or an offer.

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