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Deon Long was fresh off another outstanding performance when caught up with him for an update.

Long caught four passes for 118 yards and two scores as Dunbar routed Wilson 46-7 on Saturday. That performance followed a Thursday trip to Morgantown, W. Va., where the electric wide receiver took in WVU's win over Auburn.

"The visit was really good," said Long, who was still basking in the glow of his performance against Wilson. "Everyone was chanting Let's Go Mountaineers, the fans were cheering for us, and it was loud. Loud!"

Long was able to speak with some of the current team members, including Devon Lyons, Noel Devine and Patrick White, and he rated that expereince highly as well. He was also excited about West Virginia's performance.

"They threw the ball a lot, and I know I can help there," he said matter-of-factly. "I can attack defenders and use my speed, and that fits in with what they do. I can play either the slot or out wide, so that helps too. I'd prefer to play outside, but I will do either one."

Long reconfirmed that his commitment is still solid to West Virginia, although he will take a trip to Illinois sometime this fall.

"My head coach has a lot of ties there, and we have some players that went there, so I'm going with him on that trip. I don't have any other trips scheduled."

Long is staying in regular communication with Mountaineer assistants Chris Beatty and Lonnie Galloway.

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