Thursday, May 29, 2008

Countdown to UGA-GSU: 93 Days

Jeremy Longo, DE
6-5, 212, Fort Lauderdale FL (Cardinal Gibbons HS), True Fr.
The "Italian Stallion" joined his high school teammate Blair Walsh in comitting to UGA last June after his first visit to Athens. UGA got in on Longo a little later than some schools, as Longo chose the Dawgs over offers from hometown Miami, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wake Forest. (There were also whispers that Urban Meyer offered him as soon as he heard that Longo committed to UGA.) Dean Legge from Dawgpost offers this video he took from the sideline during a Cardinal Gibbons game last season. Notice the quickness and then the long stride (reminds me a little bit of #47 back in his day):

Depth Chart Analysis: The key for Longo will obviously be weight, at least early in his college career. Is he big enough to play immediately? Probably not. However, rumors are that he may be up over 230 lbs before he reports to campus. My best guess is that he gets a redshirt this season. He's played against good competition in south Florida, and he just might have a little nastiness in his attitude. Give him a couple of years, and I can see Longo becoming a crowd favorite.

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