Nearly a month after picking up his scholarship offer from Jason Candle and the Toledo coaching staff class of 2018 offensive lineman Tyler Long has verbally committed to play his college football with the Rockets.
Announcing his pledge to Candle and the Rockets via his Twitter page on Sunday afternoon, Long will take his talents to the glass city over opportunities at fellow Mid-American Conference programs such as Bowling Green, and Central Michigan University.
I am very blessed to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Toledo! Thank you to everyone that has help me get to where I am. pic.twitter.com/vdVgPJfMx4— T-money #️⃣6️⃣0️⃣ (@tylerlong62) February 12, 2017
“Toledo is by far my favorite. The family like culture and the atmosphere is amazing. It’s one of the winningest programs in the MAC. The coaches treat me like family. I love the University of Toledo. I’m not saying that I'm not open to power conference schools, but my family and I have talked and Toledo is an amazing fit for me. I am proud of my choice.” The 6’4 290-pound Long stated to Hustle Belt soon after announcing his commitment to UT.
While he might not be highly rated at the moment, Long is one of the top junior lineman in the talent rich state of Ohio. Opening holes for Springfield High School (Holland,OH), he helped the 10-1 Blue Devils account for 450 yards of total offense a game last season.
Signing a solid 2017 class earlier this month the Rockets are off to a strong start once again. With Long now in the fold he joins Florida wide receiver Jordan Dillard in the Rockets class of 2018.