At some point in the very near future, elite New Albany (Ind.) shooting guard Romeo Langford will announce his college commitment.
Aiming to end his recruitment in the coming weeks, Langford is down to a final three of Kansas, Vanderbilt and Indiana, and despite it being this late in the process, there isn’t a clear favorite for his services. However, when it’s all said and done shortly after the Nike Hoop Summit, Bleacher Report’s David Kenyon projects that Kansas will be the pick.
“Indiana’s home-state draw cannot be overlooked, and Vanderbilt has put together its best-ever recruiting class (No. 7). But with Devonte’ Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk and Malik Newman all leaving, Langford can slide into a regular role with an established powerhouse expected to contend for the 2019 championship,” Kenyon said.
A 5-star wing currently serving as the nation’s top-ranked uncommitted prospect, Langford could soon become the cherry on top of an absolutely loaded Kansas class. As is, Bill Self’s four-man 2018 class ranks No. 6 nationally courtesy of a trio of McDonald’s All-Americans in Quentin Grimes, Devon Dotson and David McCormack. Such a haul gives the Jayhawks what’s currently their most highly touted recruiting class since Andrew Wiggins paved the way for a No. 2-ranked unit in 2013.
If Kansas can land Langford in the near future, it would push Self’s 2018 class to No. 2 nationally.
Langford recently detailed what stands out about Kansas to FloSports’ Adam Zagoria.
“Bill Self’s resume speaks for itself. His success with big guards, he’s good at People like Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre, he got them better, sent them to the league,” Langford said. “He knows what it takes to get to the league, so that’s what I like about Kansas.”
Since the start of April, three Crystal Ball projections have come in favoring the Jayhawks, although Indiana still owns the lead with 45 percent of his picks.
A 6-foot-5 McDonald’s All-American, Langford is ranked as the nation’s No. 5 player and the No. 1 shooting guard in the country, per the 247Sports Composite.