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Kieffer Longson, a 6-7, 300-pound offensive lineman out of Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, California, has signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at BYU.
Longson is ranked as a high three-star prospect according to the 247 Sports Composite and had a quite an impressive list of scholarship offers, including Arizona State, Colorado, Florida State, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio State, San Jose State, UCLA, Utah, Utah State, and Washington State.
Longson committed to the Cougars back in mid-December, picking BYU over his other top schools, Ohio State, UCLA, and Utah. It shouldn't come as a big surprise Longson went with the Cougars though. "I chose BYU because it's my favorite school," Longson told Vanquish The Foe. "I've been a BYU fan forever."
According to Longson, BYU's offensive line coach also played an important role in his decision to play for the Y, "I also really like Coach Tujague and the rest of the coaching staff...I see myself being able to succeed and accomplish all my goals there."
Longson has great size for an offensive lineman coming out of high school. For a player of his size he moves very well and uses his agility and strength to move or pancake his opponent. As you will see from his highlights below, he makes an effort to finish his opponent on every play. Longson should be effective at offensive tackle or guard at the collegiate level.
Longson will serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints immediately after finishing high school. He hopes to leave in early June and be back to begin his freshman season in 2017.
It's always hard to predict what a certain position group will look like a few years down the road, but Longson should be able to come in and contribute when he returns if he can get back in playing shape quick enough.
Here are some of Longson's highlights: