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Loyola DB David Long turns down USC and UCLA, commits to Stanford

Loyola DB David Long turns down USC and UCLA, commits to Stanford
Stanford CoachDavid Shawbeat out USC and UCLA to land Loyola defensive back David Long. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

Los Angeles Loyola's David Long is one who got away — from USC and UCLA.

Long, a top defensive back in the 2016 recruiting class, announced his college commitment on Thursday.

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"Proud to announce that I will further my education and football career at Stanford University!" he wrote on Twitter.

Long said last month at the Opening, a high school showcase, that he had built solid relationships with Trojans and Bruins assistants -- but also said he could "definitely" see himself leaving home for college.

Long made an unofficial visit to UCLA this summer to play in the Bruins' seven-on-seven tournament.

And he posted a photo with Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian, with the caption "Fight On," last week when he made an unofficial visit to USC's campus.

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