Righthander who sat out in 2013 after transferring from East Tennessee State ... will compete for a starting spot in the weekend rotation in 2014.
2013: Red-shirted ... sat out due to NCAA transfer rules ... played for Florence in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he was 2-1 with a 2.02 ERA, .186 opponents' batting average, and 44 strikeouts in 35.2 innings pitched over eight appearances (seven starts).
Before Clemson: Had a 2-9 record, one save, a 4.38 ERA, .256 opponents' batting average, and 70 strikeouts against 36 walks in 88.1 innings pitched over 19 appearances (15 starts) at East Tennessee State in 2012 ... played at Spartanburg Methodist College in 2011 ... member of the Alaska All-Star team in the summer of 2012 ... lettered multiple times in baseball ... coached by Tony Skole at East Tennessee State ... coached by Tim Wallace at Spartanburg Methodist College ... coached by Adam Comstock at T.L. Hanna High School.
Personal: Played alongside his brother, John, at East Tennessee State in 2012 ... his brother, Matt, played baseball at Erskine ... majoring in economics ... born Jacob Paul Long on Oct. 19, 1991 in Anderson, SC.