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WVU grants four-star recruit his release… with stipulations

Just two months ago, Deon Long was a four-star recruit out of Hargrave Military Academy who was considered one of the most explosive playmakers in West Virginia’s 2010 recruiting class.

Now, Long has been granted a release from his scholarship by the Mountaineers.  A conditional release, that is.

WVU has set the stipulation that Long can transfer to neither Maryland nor Texas Tech, the Terrapins because they will be on WVU’s schedule during Long’s eligibility and the Red Raiders because Long’s coach at Hargrave is now on Tommy Tuberville‘s Tech staff.

The Tech exclusion likely won’t matter too much to Long, but the Maryland one certainly will.  Long, who went to high school at Dunbar (D.C.), has the Terrapins way atop his list of potential destinations.

Long told that he plans to appeal WVU’s decision to exclude Maryland.

In addition to the Terrapins, the wide receiver is also considering Virginia, Virginia Tech, New Mexico and Arizona.  While in one breath saying that he’s not concerned about where his next school is located, in the next he says that he’d like to be closer to home again.

As for why he left WVU so abruptly, Long says that Morgantown left him feeling out of place socially.  Hmmm, whatever could the young man mean by that…

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  1. red4skins says: Apr 13, 2010 2:21 PM

    Why didn’t he sign with Maryland in the first place? He had an offer in 2008, committed to WVU in April ’08
    Deon Long – Feb 28 2008 from on what he’s looking for in a school:
    “I’m mostly looking for my field of study. I want to be a vet. I also want good graduation rates. Location doesn’t matter.”
    I guess unlike most college football players, Mr. Long didn’t “fit in socially” with the other veterinarians at WVU.

  2. Seeryer says: Apr 13, 2010 4:52 PM

    If he wants to go to Maryland just go. All he has to do is pay for the one year, hello student loans, and he will be on scholly after the year is up. My teamate and I left an SEC school and our stipulation was we couldn’t transfer to an SEC school or Florida ST or MIA. I decided to transfer to a school where I did not play football and he decided to transfer to Florida. My release was granted, his was not. His school was paid for by a dentist from J-ville for the year and he was on scholly the next year. If he wants to go to Maryland, he will go there.

  3. Thor says: Apr 13, 2010 8:18 PM

    I guess he’s not an alcoholic. Only thing to do in Motown is drink.

  4. DG0122 says: Apr 14, 2010 9:01 AM

    cant he just go to a juco for a season then go wherever he wants the following year?

  5. Tiki's Barber says: Apr 14, 2010 10:45 PM

    Come to Virginia. Plenty of DC area players on the roster.

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