A speedy transition for Long

Everyone knows the old adage -- Speed Kills -- and one of the fastest players on the west coast this past fall was St. Bernard (Playa Del Rey, Ca.) CB Adam Long. Dawgman.com caught up with the speedy defender as he was studying for finals and he updated us on his track season as well as what he's looking forward to once he arrives in Seattle.

"I'm looking forward to playing some ball again," Long told Dawgman.com. "I mean, it's going to be a lot of fun and I think we're going to be a great team this year and we're all going to come in and compete and push everyone to get better."

Long finished third in the state last year in the 200 meters and said this year he's going in to win it.

"I don't like finishing third," Long said. "But when you are facing guys like Jahvid Best it's tough to be too down on yourself.

"That guy can fly and I posted the same 200 time (21.20) this year that I did last year, but I'm hoping to be better this coming weekend when we have state."

Long has already been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse so now all he has to do is get himself ready for what's in store for him when he steps on campus.

"Greg (Walker) and I have been working out together and just getting ready for things," Long said. "I've been focused on my running and my flexibility and just getting stronger."

Long claims a 245-pound bench press at this point, but said he hopes to have that higher before he arrives at Washington.

"I know I need to get stronger and that's what me and coach (J.D.) Williams have talked about," Long said. "We talk every now and then and he just makes sure I'm focused and we talk about how track is going and then he tells me to be ready to go."

Long said he will enroll in the Summer Bridge Program with many of his fellow 2008 class mates on July 6th.

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