Austin Long Talks About His Expectations

Austin Long, 6-5.5, 270 pound offensive tackle from Memphis-Briarcrest is ready for the 2008 season to get underway. Find out the latest with the Georgia commitment and his expectations for his team in 2008.

Players across the state are ready to lock the weight rooms, leave the cones on the track, let the grass on the practice field take a day off, and get underneath the Friday night lights. Austin Long said of his team's week zero game, "I can't wait to strap it up on Friday to play Carver. They are looking better than they have the past few years. I still think we are going to go out there and hopefully dominate."

The Briarcrest Saints have had a few scrimmage games this pre-season and have looked good. He reported, "We look really good. We had a couple of scrimmages and looked good. I think we are going to be good this season."

The offense seems to be the strength at this point in time for Briarcrest. Long talked about the team and its strength as, "Our quarterback, Chris Campbell, who has committed to Southern Miss. He has really controlled the ball and we have been able to drive down the field. We have been driving the ball every time we touch the ball about 80 yards. I think definitely our offense is a big strength."

Long who made an early commitment to Georgia is still feeling great about his decision. He commented on his commitment, "It's been good. I feel 100% about it. I'm trying to get down there to see some games this season. I know for sure we are going to the game against Alabama and that will be fun." Long and fellow Georgia commitment, quarterback Aaron Murray, are working to build the Georgia Bulldog class of 2009. One recruit they have targeted is Memphis-Harding Academy wide receiver Marlon Brown. Long explained, "I talk to him about once a week." When asked if Brown was receptive to the conversations Long said, "Yes sir definitely."


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