Ashland Blazer athlete Jake Long
is an interesting 2016 prospect of note in Kentucky, and he performed well recently in Indianapolis at the Best of the Midwest Combine.
Long, 6-foot, 175-pounds, showed good speed and athleticism. He could play either wide receiver or cornerback at the next level, but probably projects better as a defensive back.
"I had a good season last year as a sophomore, but I moved in the middle of the season and only played one game for Blazer," Long stated. "I played at Ironton, in Ohio, before moving to Ashland."
"I'm a player that competes with a high motor, but I need to work on staying lower and being more aggressive," he added. "The game I played at Blazer was a playoff game and I played really well for not being in great football shape after having to sit out."
His performance on film and at the Indianapolis combine shows a player that will be a college recruit, but the move slowed things down on that front.
"My two favorite teams are Ohio State and Louisville, and I would love to hear from both schools," Long said. "My highlight tape is mostly of me at runningback, but that's not my best spot at all."
With two seasons of high school football to play, Long has a chance to be a fine player once he is able to stay in the same school and learn the game. He has a high skill set.
There were several outstanding performances by underclassmen at last month's Best of the Midwest Combine in Indianapolis, and Jake Long was one that stood out. The Ashland Blazer athlete can play wide receiver or defensive back.
Jake Long is a player to watch in Kentucky for 2016.