If he were able to take college visits right now, Treyveon Longmire would constantly be on the go.
A class of 2022 four-star athlete prospect from the state of Kentucky, according to 247 Sports, Longmire has upwards of 20 scholarship offers, the majority of them from high-profile programs that also came during the NCAA’s lengthy recruiting dead period, which will extend well-over a full calendar year by the time it’s all said and done. The current dead period will now run through May 31 with no promise that it won’t get bumped back again.
That means class of 2022 and 2023 players, like Longmire, have to be extra patient (although they don’t know any other way at this point). Schools such as Michigan, Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Kentucky, and now Oklahoma are all in the mix for the 6-foot-2 defensive back from Corbin, KY. Longmire had the opportunity to take campus visits to both Kentucky and Tennessee before the dead period was enforced, but he has since received roughly a dozen new offers.
When talking with Longmire, he told KSR that four programs, in particular, are near or at the top of his list: Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and the most recent school to offer him, Oklahoma. When he initially released his top 8 schools on Twitter back in January, the Sooners didn’t make his cut as they were still two days away from offering him. On Jan. 20, that offer came through, and Oklahoma has made a solid impression on Longmire through a mostly virtual/digital relationship.
— Treyveon Longmire (@TreyveonLongmi1) January 18, 2021
With plenty of additional information to be gained, it could still be a while before Longmire even so much as provides a decision date for a potential commitment. He wants to get on campuses again–or in the case of Oklahoma and many others, for the first time. Even though Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, etc. are considered the “leaders”, Longmire’s recruitment is still rather open.
“Trey is really open to all of the schools. He’s got 22 offers,” Corbin head coach Tom Greer told KSR. “How can you choose those schools when a Oklahoma has offered you and you’ve not even had a chance to get there and sit with the coaches and really see their operation?”
Greer’s point is one that likely resonates with plenty of other high school coaches and players across the entire country. You can only do so much through Zoom and through texting. At some point, these prospects need to get onto campus before they can make such an important decision–due diligence cannot be done without it.
Longmire still talks with Kentucky associate head coach Vince Marrow on a near-daily basis and is only a short drive away from the city of Lexington, but he won’t be able to take in the full feel of what Kentucky–and others–can truly offer until he can get onto campus, which will hopefully be sometime this summer.
When he does get to take some tours, there’s a good chance Longmire will be joined by one of his Corbin High School teammates, Dakota Patterson, a four-star wide receiver from the class of 2023 who also has Kentucky, and a couple of mutual others, on his list of received offers. As you might expect, the two have joked about the possibility of them both joining Coach Marrow and the rest of the Kentucky program in the not-so-distant future.
“We talk about it all the time,” Longmire told KSR about potentially teaming up with Patterson at the next level. “We’ve had conversations about it quite a bit. It’s something we could see doing.”
But with three-plus months still separating now and the end of the dead period, nothing is set in stone.