Reggie Long is one of several talented prospects out of Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas. At 6'1" and 220 pounds, the linebacker prospect runs the 100 meters in 11.2 and was recently timed at 4.63 in the forty, dropping his time over a tenth of a second from reported numbers.
Even though he has not received any offers at this point, his recruiting seems to be picking up steam.
"I will camp this summer," Long said. "I have some invites to Rivals' camps and NUC (National Underclassman) Five-Star Showcases, so I'll take it from there."
Long, a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball, collected 80 tackles, six sacks, four forced fumbles, 12 QB hurries, and five pass breakups, all to go along with three interceptions for the Wildcats in 2012.
"I love to hit," he said. "I am a guy that flies around and makes plays. I'm tenacious and I go hard every single play. I'm always around the ball."
Long received several junior days invites including Washington State, Miami, and Mississippi State all while also receiving interest from Memhpis, Arkansas, Utah, Texas Tech, and SMU.
A couple of those schools are starting to stand out to the linebacker prospect.
"Well Texas Tech; it is a great medical school. Education being the No. 1 thing, I want to become a pharmacist. It is also a great football school. The school is similar to our school coaching wise as far as knowing each other.
"Mississippi State is in the SEC! That speaks for itself! But I love the attention they give me! I have gotten letters from them everyday. It would be great to take down the likes of Johnny Manziel and be able to go over and beat up on Coach Saban and The Alabama Crimson Tide!"
Early in the process there were a few schools he began hearing from, but recently has not heard as much from. One of those schools being Baylor.
"It is also a great medical school. I love the staff; I've gotten to talk to Coach Jim Gush a couple times and he's a great down to earth man. I can really see myself playing there.
"Down this way some call me RL2 after RG3," Long said laughing. "My favorite person!"
And despite the fact he is still waiting on his first offer, he knows he is can compete at a high leve.
"Being an East Texas kid, knowing I can play on the next level, with no offers, it is a drive to see some kids have offers. Some schools may not know me, but I know I can play."
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