Over this past weekend we trained with Max Browne (6-5 200 Jr QB), the top junior QB in the country out of Skyline HS, and Sammie Long (6-3 190 Jr WR) Washington’s top ranked wide receiver. Long already holds a Husky offer and is considered the #4 overall recruit in the state. What separates Long from his peers is his desire to succeed.
As we work with the top athletes week after week it becomes more and more apparent that the kids that become successful are the athletes that put in the extra time and effort. A prime example would be Long and Browne. You have got the state’s top two athletes at their repspective positions, and they are the one’s looking to get the extra time in. It speaks volumes about the kids character and what they want out of life.
Long caught 20 balls for 266 yards and 5 Td’s for a Lakes team that lost the 3A State Title game to a Nationally ranked Bellevue squad. His stats weren’t off the charts, but his abilities are. Long says ” Honestly I think we will be just fine next year, we have a lot of seniors leaving which puts pressure on us to be as talented as the group before us which we embrace”. He continued, ” My personal goals are to be as successful in the classroom as I am on the field and make the people around me better, I’m hoping to be able to leave a lasting impact on my family and friends”.
Sammie is happy and humbled to receive the Washington Husky offer, but you can bet he will see plenty more by the time he is done. Lakes will also feature another very talented junior receiver in Marquin Russell who averaged 32 yards a catch and had 5 Tds. Russell is ranked the 5th best receiver in Washington by NEI and the #36 overall recruit on our Top 160 list for the 2013 class.
We will see Long on the NEI/ Barton Tour over the spring and summer and we look forward to seeing some of the Top DB’s try to guard him. He is a class kid first, and an outstanding athlete second and we expect big things from the talented receiver from Lakewood.
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