Romeo Langford chooses IN over Kansas, Vanderbilt

by Steven Clarke May 2, 2018, 3:06
Romeo Langford chooses IN over Kansas, Vanderbilt

It's official. Romeo Langford is a Hoosier.

Down to Kansas, Indiana and Vanderbilt, Romeo Langford, the 6-foot-5, 185-pound shooting guard from New Albany (IN) High School, finally put an end to his recruitment on Monday night.

Langford originally listed schools like Louisville, Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina as his favorites during his sophomore year but narrowed the choice of Kansas, Vanderbilt and IN, choosing the latter. He chose IU over his two other finalists: Vanderbilt and Kansas. He thanked his family, coaches and the schools that recruited him, then made his announcement. It was then that Langford announced a final three via Twitter that included the Hoosiers, Jayhawks and Commodores.

Langford said he made up his mind that he would attend IN "last week". "I pictured myself at all three [schools] and just felt like IN was the best place for me".

Archie Miller made Langford his clear priority from the day he took over in Bloomington last spring. But saying they "could've contended for a national championship" is probably a bit much, especially after they just went 12-20 in the 2017-18 college basketball season.

Langford is an explosive player who can shoot, get to the rim and get his teammates involved, which give him a strong chance to be among the most impactful freshmen in college basketball next season. "Just having that name on your school".

IN fans were excited even before the announcement, lining up to hear Langford's decision like a movie premiere.

But first he has a couple of things to do.

He was heavily recruited by Indiana University, as well as the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.

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