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Long could be closer to decision

Sammie Long is headed to Las Vegas this weekend for a big 7-on-7 event and he'll be at a few camps in the coming months in the hopes of picking up some new offers.
The Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes three-star wide receiver has an offer from Washington but he's hearing from other schools like Missouri, Utah and Washington State and Long said the next couple months could be crucial in his recruitment.
"Within a couple more weeks I'll start thinking more heavily about what I should do but so far I've been taking it easy," Long said. "I talk to (Washington) off and on, I get letters from them all the time, and they're still interested.
"The 7-on-7 tournament is this weekend and then I'm going to hit some camps this summer and my coach is going to edit my film to make it even better. After talking to my coach I might do something earlier."
If Long commits early then Washington has to be considered the favorite but the Lakewood Lakes standout is waiting a little longer to see which other programs get involved.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect was supposed to visit Washington State for its recent junior day but he didn't make it because of bad weather. He said there is still interest in the Cougars.
"I tried to go to Pullman but Snoqualmie Pass was too snowy so I haven't been anywhere yet other than Washington," Long said.
In the coming months, Long could visit Washington again and also head to Idaho's junior day. After those trips and his spring and summer schedule then Long could be ready to make his decision.
In his junior season, Long finished with 20 receptions for 266 yards and five touchdowns averaging more than 13 yards per catch.