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Corbin’s Treyveon Longmire gets early buzz from college football elite

UK appears to be in good shape for the in-state star.


Corbin’s Treyveon Longmire is getting a crash course on Power 5 football schools this summer, as the offers keep rolling in for one of the state’s top recruits.

Longmire, an incoming junior at Corbin High School, is listed as a three-star recruit by 247 Sports and ranks as the No. 3 player in Kentucky for the Class of 2022. He currently holds 18 Division I offers, with five coming in the month of August from the likes of Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Kansas, Virginia and Michigan.

Longmire first started to turn heads during his freshman season, catching a 59-yard touchdown pass in the 2018 Class 3A state championship game in a 20-19 loss to Central High School at Kroger Field. His first high school season resulted in offers from Western Michigan, Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, Florida State, West Virginia, Purdue, Maryland, Boston College, TCU, Cincinnati, Michigan State and Nebraska.

A two-way player at Corbin, Longmire has rushed for a total of 1,118 yards and nine touchdowns, while also catching 31 passes for 691 yards and eight touchdowns in his two seasons with the Redhounds. He also had 16 tackles and a fumble recovery as a sophomore.

Longmire, 6-2, 170-pounds, runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and is projected as a defensive back at the next level.

“I like playing both sides of the ball but college coaches like me at corner because of my body style,” said Longmire in a recent interview with Larry Vaught. “When I was younger, I tried different sports but just the hype of football got me and I was good at it.”

Born in Steubenville, Ohio and raised in southeastern Kentucky, don’t be surprised if Longmire will soon be caught in the middle of a recruiting battle between his two favorite teams - Ohio State and Kentucky, who was the first Power 5 school to make a scholarship offer on April 2, 2019. The Buckeyes have yet to extend an official offer, but have Longmire on a short list of possible recruits.

“Ohio State has been talking to my coach,” said Longmire in a summer interview Buckeye Scoop in June. “They’ve just been asking him about me, trying to learn more. I was going to go up to a camp in June but the coronavirus stuff happened and it didn’t come together. I didn’t move to Kentucky until I was 7 or 8. In Ohio, you grow up loving Ohio State. It’s just the way it is.”

Despite the Ohio State connection, CatsPause senior writer Derek Terry has already released an early 247 Sports Crystal Ball pick that has Longmire ultimately signing with the Wildcats. Of course, things could change with an an official offer from the Buckeyes.

“Since I’ve moved here, I have always had Kentucky stuff,” Longmire said. “I love (assistant) coach (Vince) Marrow. When I went for a visit (in April), I did not expect a (scholarship) offer. I definitely like their academics and one thing I am looking for in a school is a good academic program and education. And the facilities are amazing.”

Corbin, one of the state’s top 3A football programs, will be loaded with talent in 2020 and opens the season on September 11th, three weeks later than usual due to COVID-19 concerns. The KHSAA Board of Control will meet on August 20th to determine the fate of the fall football season.