Another offer for a talented New Jersey defensive back and it comes from Pitt.
2020 cornerback Chris Long from Willingboro, New Jersey received the news on Saturday from assistant Cory Sanders. Long now holds offers from Wake Forest, NC State, Maryland, West Virginia, Boston College, Rutgers, Temple and Kent State.
After getting the news, Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Long to get his immediate thoughts on Pitt.
“Pitt has been recruiting me for a while now,” said Long. “Coach Sanders offered me today. I feel like we’ve developed a good relationship. Before they officially offered, they wanted to check and see the type of person I am. They wanted to build a relationship first and learn more about me the person. They can’t just offer everyone but yes, I did expect them at some point to offer me because of how long we’ve been talking.”
Although he’s physically gifted enough to play a few different positions in college, Long says that Pitt is recruiting him to play cornerback.
“I’m a ball hawk. I’m a big defensive back (6’1”, 170) that has height on me. I’m a physical player that likes to hit you,” said Long.
Long plans on doing more research on the school but Long did mention a couple things that stood out to him about Pitt.
“I think their head coach is amazing and every time I see them they play hard. There’s something about Pitt that I love.”
Long has never been to Pittsburgh but that will change soon as he plans on making a trip this spring in order to get to know the coaches more and see the university.
“This entire recruiting process is exciting for me and it’s just such a blessing that I’m getting recruited by all of these schools.”
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— Chris Long™️ (@Hunchoboychris) November 28, 2018