Westerville (Ohio) South tight end Darryl Long has seen his offer list expand greatly in the last two months. On Tuesday, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect added his second offer from an SEC school.
"I just got off the phone with the [Missouri] offensive coordinator," Long said Tuesday night. "They liked the way I do things and fit into their scheme so he offered me. That was awesome.
"The SEC is the best conference to play in. I know they are new [in the SEC], but they have a history of putting tight ends into the NFL. Playing in the best conference, with the best players in the college game, it's awesome to have that chance to play on the big stage."
Long has yet to see Missouri's campus in Columbia, but he does have a desire to make a trip that way as soon as possible.
"It is hard for me to make any visits during the school year, so it may have to be in the summer," Long said. "I am going to try to make time, but it will most likely be during the summertime."
Long is running track for his high school team this spring and also wants to focus on school until the end of the year, so no spring practice or game visits have been scheduled.
"If I get an opening, I do want to go to the schools that have offered me and shown a lot of love," Long said. "I will probably make a lot more visits during summertime and during camp season try to see the schools that are showing interest."
The offer from Missouri brings Long to ten offers thus far in the recruiting process, and it does not appear he will slow down anytime soon.
"Minnesota is going to be the next one I think," Long said. "They have been talking to my coach and said it is going to be soon."