TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Running back Tim Longmire from Tallahassee (Fla.) Leon is ready to get his junior season underway. Monday marked the first day of two-a-days for Longmire and his teammates. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound back is glad to be back to playing real football.
"It is a really good feeling to get back out here and really install plays, get some good work in, and get back to playing," Longmire said.
Since the conclusion of his sophomore season, Longmire has been putting in a lot of work in hopes to having a breakout season as a junior.
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"I worked on my speed and my lower body," Longmire said. "I was just trying to get stronger from head-to-toe and most of all improve my speed. I think I did a good job."
His summer also included a couple of camp stops.
"I went to Orlando for the Edgerrin James Camp, I was there for a week, and that went really well," Longmire said. "I also went to Florida State's camp. I know a lot of the coaches out there and they told me I have a good work ethic. They just said to keep doing what I am doing and I will be good to go from there."
With just entering his junior season, recruiting has yet to pick up significantly for Longmire. He says there are a few Southeastern schools keeping tabs on him at this time.
"Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Georgia, USF," Longmire said. "Those are schools that have just told me to keep doing what I am doing and that I will hear back from them."
One of those schools stands out to Longmire because of their style of play.
"I like Alabama and the way they run the ball, pound the ball, and get their backs a lot of carries," Longmire said. "I watch a lot of their games and could definitely see myself playing for an offense like that."
Longmire said he hopes to visit a few schools during the 2011 season, but has made no specific plans as of this time.