If there is a Quarterback who is seeing his stock soar any higher of late than four-star quarterback Nathan Longshore (6-5, 228, 4.8) Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon we would like to know who is.
Recently Longshore accepted an invitation to participate in the prestigious Elite 11 QB Camp. Not bad for a quarterback who doesn’t attend any of the quarterback guru camps.
College coaches and high school coaches alike have been very impressed by the strong armed signal caller from the Santa Clarita Valley.
The more we cover Longshore the more we like him. Longshore is a throwback to the day when you didn’t make excuses and you took responsibility for your performance.
Rivals have seen this young man on tape and perform in passing leagues. Not only does he posses a canon for an arm but his leadership skills are impeccable.
During a passing league tournament game, Longshore hit a teammate right on the numbers and he dropped the ball. He didn’t mope or deride his teammate; he gave a pat and told him that they will get them next time.
Guess what? They did connect later for a score.
At the Elite 8 passing tournament Canyon finally lost a game after a summer of undefeated play. Did Longshore blame his teammates for the loss?
Not a chance.
“Well, we didn't do as well as we should have,” Longshore said. “We beat Carlsbad by four touchdowns and Mater Dei beat us because I performed poorly. I should have exploited their short game defense. Instead I forced the downfield pass and we lost by a pair of touchdowns. We'll play better next time because we want to finish the summer off strong.”
Longshore took the blame for the loss. Learned from it and is ready to move on. He’s the kind of young man who will take what he learned from his passing league experience and apply it during game time this fall.
A short memory can be very beneficial for a quarterback. He has to be able to learn, but not brood on his mistakes. A great signal caller must be ready to pull the trigger and make a play even when he’s having a bad day. Dwelling on mistakes is a dangerous place to be for a quarterback. Longshore learns and moves on.
Longshore has all the intangibles that are necessary to be a successful drop-back quarterback on the next level.
Longshore recently took unofficial visits to both UCLA and USC.
“The visits went very well,” Longshore said. “UCLA is headed in the right direction with Coach (Karl) Dorrell. USC is also a class act and a great program. I'd be honored to play at either school.”
Longshore is very mums the word on offers but the word is he has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon State, Colorado, San Diego State and more.