USA BBall: Five-star Romeo Langford updates recruitment
COLORADO SPRINGS -- In the midst of official visits to his five finalists, five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford had himself a strong weekend at the USA Basketball Developmental Camp.
The highest ranked shooting guard in the class of 2018, Langford is down to Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA and Vanderbilt. Before assessing where he stands with each program, Langford talked about the USA Basketball experience.
“I feel like I played really well for the two days out here," Langford told Rivals.com. "I wanted to come out and perform and I think I’ve done that. I felt like once I got my legs under me and got used to things I started adding more each session out.”
Langford was efficient with his jumper, finished at the rim and proved to be one of the best defenders in camp. But, people really want to know where he stands in the recruiting process. He's visited UCLA and Vandy officially and will hit Indiana, Kansas and North Carolina before the month's end. He broke down each school.
Indiana: “Coach (Archie) Miller has really pushed the whole Indiana deal about I’m from Indiana and the history and what it would be like if I go there. It could be an incredible experience. I really don’t feel pressure. I do know I’m from Indiana and people will expect a lot out of me because they know all about me but I’m not worried about that.”
Kansas: “I just like Bill Self as a coach. He’s had a lot of success with wings and guys at my position, it speaks for itself. His offense is guard oriented and I feel like I could succeed there. When I went out the last time school wasn’t in session so when I go out this time I want to see how I will fit in that environment."
North Carolina: “Coach (Roy) Williams is really pitching me that he’s going to help me make the best version of me if I go there. He just wants the best out of me and he says that’s his goal and his job if I were to commit there.”
UCLA: "It was a good visit. It was far away but I could see myself living there and my family liked it so that’s all that really matters for the distance if I decide to go there. L.A. is a pro town and they could get me ready on and off the court for the NBA because of all the stuff that goes with a pro town.”
Vanderbilt: “It’s like a brotherly love type thing with the coaching staff and I like Vanderbilt as a whole. The main thing about Vanderbilt is the education and if you get that degree it’s going to protect you in life after basketball."
For a while, Langford and his family have said that the plan is for him to wait until the spring to commit. Even though he's knocking out his visits in time for an early decision, Langford is still planning to wait but isn't ruling out an early signing.
“That’s still the plan," said Langford about signing in the spring. "But if after I take these officials something hits me that I want to make a decision right then and there I’ll go ahead and do that. But for now I’m planning on spring.”