T.C. Williams ATH Robert Longerbeam (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
A Temple offer led to a quick commitment for Robert Longerbeam
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
T.C. Williams High School is blessed with speed in the backfield.
At the March 16 recruit757/Sparta Science Camp at Redskins Park, running back Anthony Eaton posted a 4.45 forty and Robert Longerbeam (2020 ATH 5-11 150) posted a 4.39 forty-yard dash time.
That performance legitimized Longerbeam in the eyes of the coaching staff at Temple. He had visited last summer. Temple offered after the Redskins camp and Longerbeam didn’t take long to make a decision to commit.
“I got an offer from UMass first, then I got an offer from Temple, which I committed to,” Longerbeam said. “Coach Fran (Francis Brown) was so loving and he really showed me that he wanted me. It just felt like the ideal fit.”
Robert’s performance at the Nike Opening Regional was good enough to earn him a selection as the event’s DB MVP. That’s fantastic for a kid who plays quarterback at the high school level in order to get the ball in his hands as often as possible. Temple has recruited him as a defensive back, despite a lack of DB reps in his game film.
Since his commitment to Temple, Longerbeam has added college scholarship offers from Old Dominion and Kent State.
See more from our interview with Robert in the video window above.
Photos of from the Nike Opening Regional DC are available in our gallery here on the website.
– Andy Hilton