Five-star guard Romeo Langford trims list to three

  • 11/11/2017 1:13 pm in

Five-star class of 2018 New Albany guard Romeo Langford is down to three schools.

The No. 5 player nationally, according to the 247Composite, announced on Saturday morning that he’s down to Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt.

The Indiana Mr. Basketball favorite had also been considering UCLA and North Carolina.

Langford has took all five of his allotted official visits this fall, including a trip to Bloomington on Hoosier Hysteria weekend.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is not expected to commit or sign a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period, which concludes on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Langford and New Albany, one of the top Class 4A teams in the state, open the regular season on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Charlestown.

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  • I’ll not pretend to understand how Vandy made this list, but I’m certainly happy to see IU in there.

  • Davey Payton

    He might play with garland

  • Kyl470

    So Garland is going to Vandy. That’s how I interpret that.

  • RonG

    Same here. Unbelievable but true based on previous comments by Darius Garland!

  • Yeah, there’s that. I actually just had the thought that maybe it’s a hedge for playing with Garland, depending on what he does on Monday.

  • So IN Hoosier

    Two adidas schools and one Nike school. Please stay in state Romeo??

  • Piker

    I don’t like this Vandy thing. More worried about them than KU.

  • So Garland is going to Vanderbilt? Ok. I guess.

    Come on Romeo. Do the right thing and become legendary.

  • KingofKentucky

    Out of curiosity what makes you believe Garland is committing to Vandy?

  • JimmyChittwood

    No one really knows but it’s his hometown school, and after last nite well…

  • inLinE6

    I’m surprised UNC didn’t make the list, considering how much time Roy Williams spent recruiting Langford. But that just shows how much the Langford family values academics. It seems to come down to us and Vandy again. But since when Vandy becomes a hot destination for elite recruits?

  • HooHeel

    That Indiana jersey just FITS. Righteous.

  • I don’t know anything more than the average person who follows this. Trying to read the tea leaves and guessing: Vanderbilt was left on Romeo’s list because of Garland.

  • had the same reaction

  • He didn’t really have to trim his list today and just as easily could have waited until next week, until after Garland’s announcement.

  • Romeo looks FAR better in the IU red than in all the other jerseys. Just sayin’.

  • twarrior87

    He said the other day he was going to see how the coaches ran their programs this season before making his final decision late. I hope last night wasn’t a preview of this season or Romeo will probably be going elsewhere.

  • Bigten0102

    I live in the Kansas City metro area and have noticed A LOT more talk about Romeo recently on our local sports AM channels and even some insiders suggesting Bill Self could land him and Zion Williamson. After already signing 3 top 25 recuits for 2018 and Billy Preston staying another year, this worries me. i hope not

  • Ole Man

    Since Drew found his bag man.

  • stavrogin44

    To my knowledge UNC is a very good school, better than IU if you go by overall rankings.

  • inLinE6

    Ah sure I guess the fake classes were not included for ranking purposes. At one point I thought that was just the dirty side of college sports, until UNC officials clarified that the fake classes were not a privilege for athletes only – they were created for all students. Smh…

  • inLinE6

    Then why Langford didn’t include UCLA? KU was not on Garland’s list. I still highly doubt there’s any package deal. In most cases, there can only be one true star on a team. You want to play on a good team, of course, but being ranked as #2 will often hurt your draft stock IMHO.

  • Richard Kiovsky

    Romeo – Choose IU, lead the nation in scoring as a freshman, launch Archie Miller’s Hoosier career and restore IU Basketball to national prominence. Your name will forever be remembered!

  • bball at nick’s

    If he’s going to base his decision on a few preseason games, then we don’t need him. I don’t think he will. But he might want to join a program that is established and not in rebuilding mode. He either has the passion to help bring past glory to the Hoosiers, or he doesn’t. We will find out, and I’m not holding my breath.

  • bball at nick’s

    I think we get Romeo but not Darius. Romeo’s decision to come to IU will have nothing to do with this season’s results. He knows better.

  • Donnie Vick

    Bryce Drew is a good coach.

  • timamac

    Amen!

  • timamac

    It is…. for non athletes, otherwise, if you’re an athlete, you can pass without doing anything.

  • RonG

    FYI-did not say anything about package deal. However I am providing u with a quote from Garland to Evans Daniels when asked about his vandy visit. “Hopefully, they get Simi(Shittu) and they get Romeo and just come in and have a big role,be a leader, score the ball,and get my teammates involved.” From this quote it appears Garland has already decided-Nov2,7:46 A.M. article by Evans Daniel -Darius Garland:’Still haven’t decided’ Can google for full content.

    Having said that-I HOPE I’M WRONG but we will know more this week if both Darius &Situ commit to Vandy!

  • IU is a better school than UNC. Whatever “rankings” you saw were the result of some sort of gimmicks they put in, and only recently so. They’re about the same as far as big state research universities go. IU is better.

    Also, UNC should have had serious repercussions for their academic cheating, and not only for the athletics department. The school itself should have suffered big time or lose its accreditation. Since they did basically nothing to rampant academic and athletic cheating, you’ll be seeing more of this in the future. Everyone loses except the cheaters…the american way evidently.

  • mharv2631

    Especially when you get guaranteed passing grades and don’t have to show up for class.

  • I’m not sure why you say it’s the “american way.” If you think corruption is an American invention, then you’re not looking broadly enough. Many/most other societies have far more entrenched bribery and graft than we have here. The only difference is we talk about it a lot more, in part because when it happens it really stands out.

  • Dialogos68

    IU is probably in 3rd place…. Does not look good… He wants to compete for a title during the two season that he will probably be playing…. This almost eliminates the Hoosiers… And I hear that Garland and Vandy have also turned his head…

  • more the “win by any means” ethos is what I meant. Openly excusing cheating, because “winning”. It’s very american now, and I don’t think other countries celebrate that sort of thing like we do now.