Peter Longo (’23) commits to Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham for baseball
May 30, 2023
Peter Longo (‘23) has committed to Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham for baseball.
The Cougars catcher has been an integral part to the East baseball team over the past two seasons. In his junior season, Longo hit .333 with a home run and 16 RBIs. Additionally, Longo has hit three home runs so far this season while also driving in 17 runs. He is also known for his ability to throw out runners behind the plate and his ability to work very well with his pitchers.
Longo first started playing baseball at Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League when he was eight years old. His dad was often the manager of his teams and that helped him improve over the years. He would advance through the little league levels and play travel ball until he started to play for Beck Middle School. At Beck, Longo helped the team win the championship in his 8th grade season and was one of the top and most consistent hitters in the lineup.
Longo’s East career got off to a bad start with his freshman season being canceled because of Covid. That didn’t stop him from developing into one of the best players on the team. Longo notes that he had built great friendships with his teammates and that helps him on the field.
“East baseball has been one of the more fun programs I’ve ever played with,” Longo said. “The team is really like a band of brothers and it’s just one of the best teams I’ve ever been a part of.”
Longo received 12 total offers during his recruitment process including from Penn State-Abbington, TCNJ, St Mary’s, and Chestnut Hill College. However, Longo chose FDU-Florham because he felt like it was the best fit for him in the end.
“I chose FDU-Florham because it was one of the nicer campuses I’ve been to and it really fit into my major,” Longo said. The coaches have a lot of confidence for me to come in there and be a starter and help with the team.
With the transition from being a high school to a college baseball player being difficult, Longo plans to work extra hard to prepare for the upcoming season. He plans to hit the weight room right when the East season ends and into the fall. Additionally, he is going to be at all of his team workouts from day one and learn from the more experienced players on his team. With the success and leadership that Longo has had behind the plate for the Cougars, there is no doubt that he will continue his success at the next level.