July 5, 2012

Long Talks Recruiting

Though he's attempting to build a program around in-state talent, Tim Beckman hasn't haven't forgot his roots.

Beckman, whose previous stints included stops as an assistant at Bowling Green and Ohio State before becoming the head coach at Toledo, continues to recruit the Buckeye State aggressively.

One prospect that the Illinois staff has continued to keep tabs on isDarryl Long, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end in the class of 2014. Long, who stars at Westerville South High School, has become very familiar with the Big Ten program.

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