Indiana added offensive line experience on Wednesday with the signing of UMass transfer Max Longman.
Longman spent the last four years at UMass, including the 2019-2021 seasons playing under then head coach Walt Bell — who is now IU’s offensive coordinator.
The 6-foot-4 and 315 tackle took a redshirt season in 2019 after suffering an injury. He started every game for the Minutemen he was available in 2020-2022 — for a total of 25 starts. Longman was a team captain and tabbed a Phil Steele preseason All-Independent team member before the 2022 season.
Tulane, Troy, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Ball State, Kent State, Miami (OH), Memphis, East Carolina and Georgia State all extended Longman offers while he was in the portal along with IU.
That was quite a bit more attention than he received as a high school prospect.
Longman is from Portage, Mich. where he attended Portage Central H.S. He was a 2-star prospect in the class of 2019 with only FCS offers beyond UMass.
Longman has two years of eligibility remaining.
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