When Longo and her parents visited Adams State a few months before her high school graduation, they all fell in love with the campus. Coach Rosenbach noted that, as a prospective student athlete, Longo could work out on campus. He sat back and waited to see if she took advantage of that opportunity. She did. That, to him, proved that Longo was serious about her potential football career at Adams State. It wasn’t long after her visit to the campus that Rosenbach offered Longo a scholarship.