2014 Quarterback Has Three Offers

A.J. Long was a prospect to watch in the northeast in 2011, but he has moved south, and he is now one of the top 2014 prospects in the state of Tennessee. This 2014 signal caller already has three scholarship offers...

A.J. Long has moved down to Tennessee from Pennsylvania and he is playing for Friendship Christian in 2012.

He threw for 3,700 yards and 48 touchdowns while rushing for just under 1,000 yards and 18 more touchdowns on the ground.

The 6-foot-1, 185 pound junior could play other positions, but he only has one on his mind.

"I think I am a quarterback," Long said. "I know I can throw the football, I can run, and the only position I am thinking about playing in college in quarterback."

So far three schools have full confidence in him playing that position in their system.

"Syracuse, Arizona, and UCLA have offered me a scholarship and all offered me to play quarterback."

Plenty of other schools are showing interest in Long.

"Vanderbilt, Duke, Florida State, Miami, Texas A&M, SMU, Rutgers, Tennessee, Alabama are schools I am hearing from right now. I don't really know who may offer me next, but I am hearing a lot from those schools."

Florida State is his father's favorite school and A.J. grew up following the Seminoles, but the talented quarterback has a top two right now of his own.

"I really like Syracuse and SMU and I would put them on top of my list," he said. "I like the town around Syracuse, it is its own little place, and I like that. I also like the basketball program there too, that is a plus.

"I like the way the school is set up at SMU and they are all about football there. June Jones is a great coach and I think he is going to build that program back up."

He has already visited Duke and Vanderbilt this season and each of those schools has things he likes. He wants to see at least three more schools this fall.

"Louisville, Tennessee, and Georgia are some schools I am interested in that I would like to visit as soon as possible. All three are great schools, they have had some top quarterbacks, and I plan to see a game there this fall."

Long likes the spread offenses, but he is open to playing into any type of system.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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