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July 24, 2012
[db]Sammie Long[/db] was one of the first prospects to verbally commit to Washington but other schools haven't stopped recruiting him since he gave Steve Sarkisian and his staff that verbal pledge.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound receiver from Lakes recently picked up an offer from one of the newest members of the Pac-12.
"I received an offer from Utah last month," Long told UDUBNation.com. "I'm still committed to Washington but I'm also trying to keep my options open in case I may change my mind. I'm still open to other schools."
Is there a chance he could take any official visits in the fall?
"Well, Utah I could, certainly," he said. "But I don't have any plans yet."
Long said he followed a couple of programs growing up and one was definitely Washington, given his family's ties to the state and the school. Thus, the Huskies have a lot working in their favor.
Long committed to the Dawgs all the way back in March, so he must have been pretty excited about the program. What was it that prompted such an early commitment?
"It felt like I was at home when I was up there," he said. "I loved the coaching staff and it was one of my dream colleges I was looking at.
Mike Cox had been recruiting Long for Washington at first, but of course that changed when he was let go. That caused Long to pause at first.
"At first it had a big impact because I talked to him all the time," Long said. "Then I remember this is business and things like that happen all the time."
The Huskies' offense was also a factor in Long's decision.
"I really like it because it's a pro-style offense and if I go to the NFL it would put me in a good position. I'd be accustomed to the pro-style, so I like how they're balanced," he noted.
Long said he speaks with fellow UW commit Sean Constantine from time to time. Since committing, and more recently this summer, Long has just been hitting the weight room and doing a lot of drills with his team, getting ready for one last year of high school football.
The three-star prospect, ranked the No. 8 player in the state by Rivals.com, said he may see some time in the slot, as a return man, and on defense at strong safety, in addition to his typical duties on offense this fall.
Long said he will try to make as many Washington games as he can but a couple of weekends may be occupied with standardized testing.
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