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Longo Thrilled To Be 'In My Backyard' To Play At Northeastern

Bruce Hefflinger
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Longo Thrilled To Be ‘In My Backyard’ To Play At Northeastern

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Scott Longo LHP / OF / Milton, MA / 2025

MILTON, Ma. - Northeastern being “in my backyard, 20 minutes from home” is just one of the reasons Scott Longo decided to commit to the Coastal Athletic Association university.

“I went on a tour, liked the campus and I know a lot of the kids on the team to help get a feel for it,” the Milton High School junior said.

It was the previous summer when Longo went to a camp at Northeastern “to get eyes on me” and in the offseason he worked with Jason Aguiar, the strength and conditioning coach from the college.

“This year I made big jumps in velo, being my size I needed to up that, and then this spring I threw well,” the 5-11 175-pounder related. “My travel coach is also my spring coach and he communicated with (associate head) coach (Kevin) Cobb to get him to see me.”

The second-rated junior left-handed pitcher in New England then took advantage of being on the biggest stage of the summer at the PBR Future Games in Georgia.

“Though I was shaky at one point, my velo was up and my pitches were spot on so I thought that might be a selling point for them,” Longo explained. “On Aug. 1 I got a call from coach Cobb and he called another time and said they were ready to offer.”

Elon, William & Mary, VCU and Brown were others that became intrigued with the southpaw from Milton.

“The Future Games opened up a whole new window for me,” Longo pointed out. “A lot of friends should be getting calls but they weren’t exposed to schools like I was there.”

A call from Northeastern head coach Mike Glavin brought an offer that Longo weighed, but only for a brief while.

“I took time to talk with my parents to see if anything out there was better, but Northeastern is the best place for me in my opinion,” Longo said. “If I work hard, I’ll get playing time my first year.”

A commitment brought the end to a recruiting process which featured a lot of help according to the 17th-ranked 2025 in New England.

“PBR was a hefty chunk of it, putting me in front of thousands of scouts,” noted Longo, who also gave credit to Charlie Walker, Jack Cropper, Chris Bosco and Aguiar for helping the cause in his baseball journey. “All the top schools were at the Future Games trying to pick players that can help them, which is huge. Two days later they can call you. I went to camps at Northeastern, Brown and UConn, but the majority of it for me was the PBR stuff.”

Improvement was part of the process that ended in a commitment to the university in Boston, less than a half hour from home.

“The whole offseason I spent in the weight room,” Longo explained. “I had decent velo last year, but this year I didn’t play other sports. With all the time I spent in the weight room, my velo hit 83-85 my first time out. That was huge for me. It was about sticking to a plan.”

It helped create interest from Northeastern, where the southpaw is confident he can make an impact.

“First of all they like that I’m a crafty lefty,” pointed out Longo, who turned 17 on Sept. 27. “Even though I’m smaller, I have the velo of some bigger guys. I can get up to 86 and can only improve on that. I also have a good change and slider that work well.”

The hope is it will all add up to getting on the field earlier rather than later at the next level.

“The first couple of years I’m looking to work hard to get bullpen innings to help close out games,” Longo said. “I know I’m probably not going to start, but if I work hard enough I could start junior or senior years, maybe even as a sophomore.”

Admittedly, a college decision brought a lot of relief for the eighth-rated 2025 from Massachusetts.

“You’re stressed about that for a year,” Longo explained. “Am I going to get calls on Aug. 1? Will it be a program I like? Now I don’t have to do camps and showcases. I can step back, play baseball and improve.”

While a college major has not been decided, the 4.1 student at Milton has high anticipation for what lies ahead at Northeastern.

“I’m looking forward to everything,” Longo concluded. “Practicing with the guys and being around them, I’ve only heard good stuff about the program and players and I’m excited to be part of it. This is going to be fun going against these good teams while being around and enjoying all the guys.”

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