May 16, 2007

Long ready to bring his 'baseball' talents to FSU

Kyle Long's dimensions make him a coveted offensive lineman. He stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 280 pounds.

But Alan Swanson, Long's baseball coach at St. Anne's-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Va., said those are pretty good numbers for a baseball player, too.

"As a pitcher, he throws in the 90s and when you're 6-7 and throw in the 90s, that's a great combination," Swanson said. "And he hits the ball harder than I've ever seen. One of our coaches played in the major leagues, and when Kyle hit one home run, he'd never seen a home run hit like that before."

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