The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Indiana University class of 2018 recruiting target Romeo Langford will announce his college decision between April 13 and April 30. Langford’s final three schools are Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt. The New Albany High School senior guard is the top-ranked uncommitted recruit in the country.
The mid to late April timing appears to be based on Langford’s busy schedule over the next month, which includes:
- The IHSAA tournament, which continues for the next one to two weeks.
- The McDonald’s All-American game is on March 28.
- The Jordan Brand Classic is on April 8.
- The Nike Hoop Summit is on April 13.
The Star had this quote from Langford’s father:
“We want to get all this out of the way,” Tim Langford said Monday. “It will be before the end of April, but we want to focus where we need to be focused and move forward from there.” “I just told him any kind of way you want to do it, we want you to be comfortable.”
According to the Star report, Langford and his family are considering several options, including “making the announcement at the school or perhaps out in the community, with New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan helping to reveal Romeo’s decision.”
One could speculate that an announcement made “out in the community” would favor Indiana, as such an announcement might be received with some negativity if Langford publicly announced Kansas or Vanderbilt as his choice in the Indiana town of New Albany. It is also worth noting that Gahan is an Indiana University graduate.
Langford is averaging 35.5 points per game and is fourth all-time on the Indiana boys’ basketball scoring list with 2,967 career points. He is on pace to finish second all-time if New Albany advances to the state finals.
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