Prep Track

After coming up short on qualifying, wide receiver Deon Long has confirmed his plans for the 2009-10 academic year.

Long, a talented and speedy downfield receiver, has decided on his route to college.

"I'm going to Hargrave, and I will be there on Aug. 17," said Long, who committed to West Virginia in April of 2008. "I came up short on my test score, so I will go there for a year and improved on my grades and take the test again."

Long noted that he has a couple of friends who will be attending the noted prep school, but that he hasn't thought a lot about the difference in attending a military school.

"It's just something that I will have to get used to. I will just get through it. I've talked to the coaches there about the football program."

Long is focusing on that process, and hasn't thought about the football recruiting process that figures to heat up again this fall. Since he will not enroll at West Virginia, the letter of intent he signed becomes void, and he is eligible for re-recruitment by any school. He remains interested in West Virginia, but was non-committal as to whether or not he will take visits or re-open his recruiting process.

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