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John Carroll guard Elijah Long picks Florida Gulf Coast
John Carroll guard Elijah Long picks Florida Gulf Coast

With beachside dorms and palm trees on every block, Florida Gulf Coast’s picturesque campus is an easy sell to many high school students. For John Carroll’s Elijah Long, the surroundings in Fort Myers, Fla., were secondary when it came to his college decision. “The beach is cool, but … I’m the type of kid who has worked out his priorities,” said Long, who committed to the Eagles on Monday. “That stuff, the fancy stuff, palm trees and all that, it’s good to have that perk, but if I don’t get my jumpers up or don’t go hard in the weight room, I don’t deserve to be on the beach.” Long, a 6-foot, 177-pound senior,...

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