The anticipation is growing with just five days remaining before Romeo Langford, the highest rated undecided member of the class of 2018, announces his decision between Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt. The announcement is scheduled for Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM at the New Albany High School gym. The announcement is open to the public and the doors open at 6:00 PM.
The Romeo Langford decision is being covered from every angle imaginable, and we will monitor that news until April 30 to bring you some of the more interesting and noteworthy items.
TIM LANGFORD SPEAKS
WDRB interviewed Tim Langford, Romeo’s father, to discuss the process and the final steps before next Monday.
The elder Langford, who indicated that the family is enjoying the recruitment of Romeo, said that they will get together one last time on Saturday to talk it over. The most newsworthy item here is that Tim Langford seems to indicate that Romeo has in fact decided already, and that the family just wants to talk it over with him one last time.
Tim Langford also discusses the anticipated pro-IU crowd at the New Albany High School gym on Monday, and shares his perspective on how a decision other than Indiana might be received.
A LATE KANSAS PUSH
Want to feel nervous about Monday? Listen to Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star discuss how Kansas has one glaring need — and how Romeo Langford is the perfect fit. Moreover, Newell discusses how Kansas head coach Bill Self has a track record of swooping in and scoring last second recruiting wins of high profile players.
Newell also discusses the Kansas FBI investigation, and then circles back to how that might impact the Langford recruitment and other Jayhawk recruiting efforts.
The audio regarding Langford starts at around the 4:45 mark
ONE ON ONE WITH NEW ALBANY’S JIM SHANNON
Inside the Hall interviewed New Albany head basketball coach Jim Shannon. The interview goes in-depth on Langford, from when Shannon first knew that Romeo would be a star, to a lot of interesting tidbits about Romeo’s character and developmental needs as a player.
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST?
Perhaps as a reminder for how we got here, The Fort Wayne News Sentinel did a piece on the recent spate of Indiana high school basketball superstars that have left the state. Recall that Indiana was not viewed as a legitimate contender for Romeo Langford until Tom Crean was fired, and Archie Miller and his staff were hired. Most observers believe that one of the biggest reasons for the firing of Crean was his inability to keep these players in-state. Archie Miller has indicated from day one that convincing these young men to attend Indiana is a program priority.
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