Recruiting: Tennessee prep tight end Jackson Long commits to Tulane

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Tulane secured their seventh overall pledge for the ’22 recruiting cycle by adding a second tight end to the group.

Hendersonville, Tennessee’s Jackson Long gave his verbal to the Green Wave over offers from Florida State, Yale, Eastern Illinois, Akron, Army, Western Michigan, Miami of Ohio, Western Kentucky, Tennessee Tech and Coastal Carolina.

Long a two was player, lining up at tight end and defensive end at Beech High School. He snared 13 passes for 183 yards and a pair of scores and proved to be a good outside pass rusher on defense last season. Long also excelled in basketball.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect gets into his routes quickly, doesn’t get caught up in traffic, splits out wide quite a bit and breaks tackles following the catch. Long is the 59th overall rated 2022 tight end in the country.

His dad, Kevin Long, played at Florida State, helping the Seminoles win a pair of Sugar Bowl contests (in 1995, a 23-17 win over state rival Florida, and 1998 when FSU bested Ohio State, 31-14). Following his college, the elder Long played four seasons (from 1998 to 2001) with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans.

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Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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