Q&A with Texas Tech Commit JM long


PBR Texas Staff

TEXAS - As we wait for the high school season to get underway, PBR Texas is going to be doing Q&A's with some of the top players in the State. We will be discussing their recruiting process and their upcoming High School Season.

Today we spotlight 2023 Texas Tech Commit, JM Long. We first saw Long at the 2021 UIL State Tournament. He then made a splash this past summer at the Future Games where he showed he can really swing from the left side against some of the best arms in the class. 

 

J.M. Long

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Pleasant Grove
    State: TX
  • Summer Team: 5 Star Mafia
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Scouting Report

With such a simple setup and compact powerful swing, Long has the ability to change games in the box with each swing he takes. He also once again made every play over at 3B with relative ease, proving he has a shot to stay at the hot corner with his soft hands and big bat.



 

 

OUR Q&A

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? What were you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?

Long: My expectations about the recruiting process is that it was going to be quick and easy. I was looking for a place that looked like home.

 

PDid location or distance from home play a factor in your decision?

L: Not at all

 

PWhen did the recruiting process really start to heat up for you? Where did the school you committed to first see you play?

LIt started to heat up this summer. They first saw me play at Futures Games.

PWhat do you like most about the program you chose, and what were the key factors in making your decision?

LI like how they treat the players as family and how they pour into their lives.

PWhat other schools were on your short list before you made your final decision?

LTennessee and Texas A&M

PWho is the best player you have faced in your state? What about them makes for a tough opponent?

L: Landon Bowden. He is a extremely good pitcher and commands the zone with all of his pitches.


PAt what point in your career did you realize you were a college-caliber player and became serious about taking your game to the next level?

 

LI realized I was a college-caliber player this summer after my first offer.

PWhat advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?

L: Never quit working even when it’s not going your way.

 

PWhat is the most memorable moment in your baseball career to this point?

LHitting the home run in LakePoint.

PPreview your high school team's season for us. How do you feel your team will be?

LWe will be back to back State Champs. I feel great about our team.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Dallas Preseason ID TX 01/23 John Paul II - Plano

 

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