Sport Romeo Langford: 5-Star Recruits Waiting This Long to Commit is Common

19:37  10 april  2018
19:37  10 april  2018 Source:   HERO Sports

As Recruitment Nears Endpoint, Top Prospect Romeo Langford Updates Status at Jordan Brand Classic

  As Recruitment Nears Endpoint, Top Prospect Romeo Langford Updates Status at Jordan Brand Classic NEW YORK — The Romeo Langford recruitment is nearing its endpoint. Sometime before the end of April, at an as-yet undetermined location in his hometown of New Albany, Ind., Langford will reveal whether he’ll play for Indiana, Kansas or Vanderbilt next season. Langford is the lone undecided top-10 recruit in the class of 2018 and, as such, his impending college decision has attracted breathless coverage for months. When he finally makes it, it will simultaneously brighten the outlook of one program, and disappoint the fan bases of two others. On Saturday, after a two-hour workout at the Brooklyn Nets training facility in Brooklyn the day before the Jordan Brand Classic all-star game, Langford spoke to reporters about what’s next. Langford, who narrowed his list of schools to the Hoosiers, Jayhawks and Commodores in November, is sticking with that trio even though his father, Tim, was contacted recently by new Louisville head coach Chris Mack. “I’m glad they got a new coach,” Langford said of the Cardinals, “But it’s a little bit too late now.” The elder Langford did not respond to an interview request from Sports Illustrated. In January, broke down how Langford would fit at each of his three finalists. On Saturday, he explained why he’s attracted to each of them. In discussing Indiana, Langford pointed to how head coach Archie Miller “gets the best out of his players” as well as assistant coach Ed Schilling’s player development track record.

Top recruit Romeo Langford cuts list to three schools. Five - star shooting guard Romeo Langford is ready for the first official visit of his recruitment . “I was in Indiana about two weeks ago, and a mother says to me, ‘I cannot wait to be at practice,'” Calipari recalled.

– Class of 2018 five - star guard Romeo Langford scored 38 points on Friday night as New Albany crushed Evansville North, 112-43, to improve to 14-1. Inside the Hall: Is there anything new right now in terms of recruiting ? Tim Langford : Right now it’s still the If not, we will still wait until April.

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Everyone is waiting on Romeo Langford. He is the lone uncommitted (college-bound) top-15 recruit in the 2018 class. Though we're just seven months away from the start of the 2018-19 college basketball season, Langford's wait is common for top recruits.

Langford released a list of three finalists -- Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt -- in November. He hasn't trimmed it again, nor has he given any indication if there's a favorite, only saying things like, "Indiana wants me to come back up there just so they can have the last word and meet face-to-face with me my parents again," or retweeting suggestions he should join fellow five-star guard Quentin Grimes at Kansas.

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USA BBall: Five - star Romeo Langford updates recruitment . But, people really want to know where he stands in the recruiting process. For a while, Langford and his family have said that the plan is for him to wait until the spring to commit .

The reason I waited so long to do this is a simple one. - Along with that, the crystal ball from 247 Sports has Vanderbilt as the favorite to sign 5th ranked recruit Romeo Langford . Hurley has two 4-stars and a 5 - star coming in next season.

As fans of those three programs wait with bated breath, the anxiousness is understandable, if not expected. Langford's recruitment, however, is not unusual.

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Two of the top-six 2017 recruits didn't sign until mid-May. Trevon Duval, the sixth-ranked player in the class, signed with Duke on May 15. Three days later, Mohamed Bamba, the third-ranked player, signed with Texas.

In 2016, No.1 recruit Josh Jackson didn't pick Kansas until April 11. Fellow five-star shooting guard Terrance Ferguson committed to Arizona two days later. Marques Bolden, the top-ranked center in the class, picked Duke on May 19, and Jarrett Allen, a five-star power forward chose Texas on June 3.

And in 2015, four top-10 players -- Brandon Ingram, Cheick Diallo, Ivan Rabb and Malik Newman -- didn't make a decision until April. Jaylen Brown -- the fourth-ranked player -- picked Cal in May, and Jamal Murray -- the top-ranked shooting guard -- didn't commit to Kentucky until late June.

Precedent doesn't make the wait any easier for those waiting on Romeo Langford but the cases of Duval, Jackson, Ingram and others remind us that Langford's late decision is very common for elite recruits.

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