Indiana University class of 2018 recruiting target Romeo Langford is in Atlanta for the McDonald’s All-American game and related events this week. He sat down with Eric Bossi of Rivals to discuss his high school career, the McDonald’s game and to give his views on the Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt programs.
It should come as no surprise, but one clear thing that Langford appears to be focused on when evaluating his final three options is how they can best prepare him for the NBA. Langford will most likely play only one season at the college level before entering the NBA draft.
On Friday, we published why we believe he will ultimately choose Indiana. While we still believe that is the case, if IU is indeed his choice, you wouldn’t know it by watching this video. Langford either has a solid poker face, or he is truly still undecided at this point. Take a look and decide for yourself.
Other quotes from Langford have also emerged in the last day from Atlanta. The Louisville Courier Journal had this from Langford regarding his anticipated additional trip to visit Indiana before he makes his college choice announcement:
“Indiana wants me to come back up there just so they can have the last word and meet face-to-face with me and my parents again,” Langford said
That statement clarifies that the IU visit was upon the request of the Hoosier coaching staff rather than Langford and his family. He also addressed in that same article how being from Indiana might put additional pressure on him to commit to IU:
“I’m going to feel more special to them because I’m from Indiana, but there’s no pressure or anything like that for me to commit,” Langford said.
Also, the same Courier Journal story put to rest any speculation that a new head coach at Louisville might put the Cardinals back in contention for Langford:
Louisville’s imminent coaching decision, no matter who is hired, will not lead to late consideration for the Cardinals. He’s focused on his final three and didn’t give any hints about which school might win out.
The 6-5 shooting guard’s home town of New Albany is only minutes away from Louisville across the Ohio River.
Langford is expected to announce his college choice in late April.
THE IHSAA’S ROMEO LANGFORD FEATURE PRESENTATION
This is a really nice video that the Indiana High School Athletic Association put together as a tribute to Langford’s illustrious high school career. The video was shown during the state finals in Indianapolis and it features his parents Tim and Sabrina Langford.
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