April 18, 2007

Catching up with STAB two-sport star Kyle Long

Charlottesville (Va.) St. Anne's-Belfield offensive tackle Kyle Long (6-foot-7, 280 pounds, 4.9 seconds) has been a fixture on the grounds of UVa for the last three years. Now a national-level recruit, Long's visits have a different feel than they once did. He can still go to a game as the younger brother of Virginia senior Chris Long, but he also is feeling a level of respect and a desire to be a part of the program from the Cavaliers staff.

"It is a great feeling. I am used to being there as a fan and a fan of my brother. Virginia is my hometown team and I have always pulled for them. I have never felt like I was just a little brother, although I am very proud of that. But now I feel like I am gaining the respect of the coaches, players and the recruits," said Long.

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