Long Wants To Take His Time

Mar. 8 -- The Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola receiver, David Long, will go through the process before making a decision...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola 2016 receiver David Long (6-0, 180) has 16 offers to his name, with Oklahoma the most recent offer for him.

There could be another couple of national powers that add their name to the list too.

“After the Oklahoma offer, the same day, I spoke with Alabama and then the next day, LSU reached out to me. I’m not sure how far I am from an offer, but they both seem really interested and talked like one could be coming,” said Long.

Of the schools that have offered, a few are after Long a little more than the others.

Washington, Michigan, Arizona State, Duke and UCLA are probably recruiting me the hardest right now,” said Long.

The Bruins were one of his first offers, with his former Loyola coach Kennedy Polamalu recruiting him when he got to Westwood.

“UCLA has been coming around a lot, but its Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) who’s really recruiting me now,” said Long. “They’re recruiting me as a DB.”

The position he’ll play in college is still up for debate, and he’s hearing about both sides from schools.

“A lot of schools are saying athlete because I could play either spot,” said Long. “LSU likes me as a receiver and so does Oklahoma. Michigan and Oregon like me as a corner. Some schools like me strictly as a corner. Some strictly as a receiver. I’m open to playing anything.”

Long is also hopeful USC adds their name to the mix.

“If anything happens with USC, it will probably be a spring or summer camp thing,” said Long.

That will be around the time that Long starts working on his list.

“I want to start narrowing things down in summer, maybe to a top 10,” said Long. “Then by fall, I want to have a top five. I’ll for sure take all five of my visits before I decide. As of now, I really don’t have a top five. Things are hectic so I’m trying to take it slow and stay grounded.”

This weekend, Long will be at the Los Angeles The Opening Regional.

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