Nathan Longshore (6-5, 226, 4.8) from Canyon Country, Calif., is fast becoming one the most highly regarded quarterbacks on the West Coast. He is a big powerful young man with a cannon for an arm. Longshore has great presence and is an outstanding leader.
Now we understand what Canyon Country Head Coach Harry Welch meant when he said in an earlier interview, “Nathan passes the eyeball test and the computer printout test, too.”
At this point in the game Longshore wants to keep his offers to himself.
“One of my philosophy’s is I don’t want to talk about how good I am or how many offers I have,” Longshore said. “I definitely don’t want anything I say to be used as locker room material against my team or me.”
Longshore and his Canyon Country Cowboy teammates will be hooking up with eight of the best teams in California for a passing league extravaganza held at USC on July 17th.
One of the most impressive thing about Longshore besides his arm strength and overall football skills is his leadership ability. Longshore has a huge arm and many times it is too potent for high school players, which is a cause for a lot of dropped balls. Longshore never complains he goes over and pats his teammate with a “we will get it next time attitude.”
Players on all levels of football from the pro ranks on down to Pop Warner like to play for a signal caller like that.
The amazing thing about Longshore is he almost didn’t even play football. Before Welch returned to coach Canyon Country the previous coach said to Longshore you will be an outstanding lineman like your brother. Longshore is a scholarship football player for CSU.
Needless to say that didn’t go over with Longshore so he didn’t even play football as a freshman he played basketball and he’s pretty good in hoops, too.
Longshore was all-league and all-area in hoops. He plays every position on the floor but point guard. He averaged 12 points a game, 10.1 rebounds per game and 6.5 assists. Longshore led the team in every significant category but points per game.
As good as Longshore is in basketball it would have been a shame if he never lined up behind center. Football would have lost a very good quarterback.
Longshore passed for 2,200 yards and 18 touchdowns while playing in a run oriented offense. He also scored six touchdowns rushing the football.
Longshore’s performance saw him be selected first-team all-CIF and all-league as a junior.
USC, UCLA, Cal, Oregon State, Washington State, Arizona, Colorado and San Diego State are Longshore’s top eight schools at the current time.