"I can't believe it," Longshore said. "Ever since I first heard about that camp, it's been a dream to be selected for it. All those quarterbacks seemed almost like celeberties and it's such a huge honor to be a part of it."
Longshore had a solid junior season throwing for 2,100 yards and 18 touchdowns in leading his team to the CIF quarterfinals. His size, arm strength, quick release and accuracy were always off the charts but his lack of mobility was always a weakness.
"I've been working with a sprint coach for the last four months and it has really helped," Longshore said. "I feel so much lighter on my feet now and I'm a lot more mobile."
In watching Longshore at two early season passing tournaments as well as the Elite workout in Vegas, his improved footwork was dramatic. He'll never be Michael Vick but his drops are much quicker, he's able to roll out and throw on the run very effectively and he looks like a young Ryan Leaf in his ability to stand tall in the pocket and make all the throws.
On the recruiting front, Longshore is still open and has several schools on his list.
"I like Cal a lot because of Coach Tedford and his reputation for training quarterbacks," Longshore said. "USC is high on my list, San Diego State, Colorado, Washington, Oregon State and UCLA. I just took an unofficial visit to UCLA last week and really liked Coach Dorrell and Coach Axman. UCLA moved way up on my list after the visit.
"That was really my first time meeting the coaches but Coach Dorrell really made a strong impression on me. You can tell he's a no non-sense guy and is very straight forward and I liked that. He said he can't wait to get started and wants to build a program that will be competing for a National Championship."