“I will be officially committing to West Virginia University,” Long wrote on Twitter.
Long, (6-0, 215 lbs.) held more than a dozen BCS offers and in mid-June claimed a top seven of West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, Illinois and Oklahoma. All except the Sooners had offered.
Long could play as a linebacker, but could also wind up as a spur or a bandit in West Virginia's 3-3-5 defensive system.
Long has visited West Virginia on two prior occasions, including most recently for its game against Oklahoma.
BlueGoldNews.com will have more in-depth coverage of his commitment, including analysis on his fit for the Mountaineers, soon.