At Friday Night Lights, the Ohio State coaches won't just have some of the top class 2015 prospects on campus trying to earn a chance to suit up for the Bucks, but also a number of the nations top underclassmen will be there as well. Joining a long list of talented recruits in the pursuit of a OSU scholarship tomorrow is class of 2016 defensive tackle Anthony Long of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
"I'm just very excited to just go and see Ohio State. I've been talking to Coach Larry Johnson since he was at Penn State, so our relationship is pretty tight." The four-star prospect stated to Land-Grant Holy Land. "If I get offered this weekend, that would be a blessing for me."
Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Temple, and West Virginia are just a few of the schools that have offered the 6'3 and 295 pound soon-to-be junior a scholarship offer so far. Though Long already has a quality list of offers already under his belt, he isn't thinking about dishing out a verbal pledge to a program anytime soon.
"I don't have any favorites yet just because I'm so young with offers already, so I'm just pretty open at this point" Anthony said. "I'm not sure when I would want to commit. I'm just being very patient and understanding about the situation. In a program I'm looking for a place I would see the field early, and that is also a winning system."
Even though the Buckeyes have yet to send out a scholarship to Anthony, who also plays offensive tackle for McDevitt, but prefers defensive line, Ohio State is definitely a program he has the utmost respect for.
"This summer I spent time in Florida, and they didn't respect up North football. It was until I started naming a lot of the great teams we have up here, and they didn't realize that Ohio State was up North. So when I think about OSU football, I think about a tradition of winning, and a mentality of being a winner no matter what. I definitely favor that mindset."
Before you have the opportunity to see Anthony Long at Friday Night Lights, check out some of his high school highlights, courtesy of the crew at Hudl: