Posted by Big Ron on March 01, 21 at 11:23:30:
In Reply to: Unlikely... posted by cudevil on March 01, 21 at 09:57:21:
I wish that Edwards can find a place for this kid. He reminds me of the original Captain America, Nathan LaDuke. Maybe like LaDuke, Long can bloom if he gets to see the field.
LaDuke was an amazing natural athlete out of Alhambra High. He was First Team All-State football on both offense AND defense for 2 years, undefeated state champion wrestler for 2 years (I think he was 98-5 for his HS career.) He decided to play baseball as a HS senior - and was drafted by the San Diego Padres. Cooper tried LaDuke at a couple positions then slotted him as a 5-9 190 lb safety. LaDuke eventually started as a freshman. Larry Marmie left him there in 1988 and LaDuke went on to lead the team in interceptions for 3 years.
Maybe I am overly influenced by my fond memories of Nathan LaDuke, but I would love to see what Long can do with some meaningful minutes.
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