Langford visits UK, talks recruiting

Scout caught up with Josh Langford to get a recap on his weekend visit to Kentucky, plus discuss his recruitment and recent state championship.

After spending his junior year focused on his season, Josh Langford, who won a state championship at Madison (Ala.) Academy last week, took his first college visit since the fall.

Langford and his father – Tellus – took an unofficial to Kentucky for their senior day match up with Florida.

“It was a great trip,” Langford said. “I got to see shootaround and see how coach Calipari really plays attention to detail and how meticulous he is and how he tries to get every detail right. He’s found a way to really get those guys drafted. I think he does very well with Kentucky.”

“The fans were great, as usual,” he added.” I think they had a packed night. The atmosphere that the fans bring is unbelievable for a college basketball game.”

Langford, a five-star prospect, said he spent some time with the Kentucky head coach during the unofficial visit.

“I got to talk to coach Calipari as well,” he said. “We talked about certain things and he said he wants to watch me more this spring. All in all the visit went pretty well.”

“They’ve been recruiting me, but they haven’t really been recruiting me very hard,” Langford added. “I don’t have an offer from them.”

Langford has long list of suitors
Langford’s father said his son is being recruited by every school in the SEC, plus Michigan, Michigan State, Virginia, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Baylor, North Carolina State, Gonzaga and Stanford.

“It’ all going well,” the younger Langford said about his recruitment. “I have a variety of schools recruiting me. They are all recruiting me. I have a lot of great schools that’s really recruiting me. I’m just trying to take it all in.”

To go with an unofficial visit to Kentucky, Langford also took college visits to Florida, Michigan, Michigan State and Mississippi State prior to his junior season.

While there’s plenty of interest right now, Langford doesn’t appear close to making his college choice.

“I really haven’t even thought about it,” he said. “When the time comes me and my parents will sit down and discuss what they think is best for me and what I think is best for me and we’ll make a decision.”

On the court, Langford has had plenty of success this year. To go with his Class 3A state title, the 6-foot-5 wing was named tournament MVP after going for 19 points, 12 rebound sand seven assists in the championship game. On the year, he averaged 24.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists a game.

“Individually, I think I played my best that I have in high school basketball,” Langford told Scout. “I think I shot the ball really well this year. I’ve been really working on my jump shot. I think I performed well this year.”

Langford is currently ranked as the No. 2 shooting guard and the No. 12 overall prospect in the 2016 class.

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