G-Prep’s Long chooses Cougars

All-State defensive end Travis Long from Gonzaga Prep has chosen Washington State over Boise State to continue his football career.

Long said he made his oral commitment to the Cougars after mulling things over following a December visit. He will join Lewis and Clark’s Chris Mastin, who committed to WSU earlier.

“I went on a visit to Boise State Thanksgiving weekend,” Long said. “I liked it and liked the coaches a lot. Then I went to WSU for a visit. After being with the coaches and players, it hit me this was the place for me.”

Long said he went home and took some time to determine if the decision stuck with him. When it did, he informed WSU coach Paul Wulff of his choice. He was also recruited by Oregon State, but canceled a visit there.

Long, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound football and basketball player at G-Prep, was dominant on defense and a force on offense for the Bullpups in the fall, his third year as a starter. He said he’s leaning toward a civil engineering major in college.

Mike Vlahovich


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