Langford commits to Michigan State

Madison (Ala.) Academy standout Josh Langford made his college choice and committed to Michigan State.

Josh Langford gave a verbal pledge to Tom Izzo and Michigan State.

"I just feel like the family atmosphere is something that is unreal," Langford told Scout. "They were more real than any other schools have been. I did a lot of praying and talking to God and just felt like it was the best fit for me as a basketball player and as a young man."

Langford also considered strong interest from Stanford, Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Arizona, Georgia, Duke, Kentucky and Texas.

Langford, a five-star guard, was on Michigan State's campus this past Wednesday through Friday. Langford said he gave the Spartans the official word late Sunday night.

“I believe in God and he leads you to the right things I feel like he led me to Michigan State,” Langford said. I did a lot of praying and I just felt like it was right place for me to go. They had been recruiting me since my freshman year that helps as well.”

Langford said he hit it off with Izzo.

“It’s a great relationship,” he said. “I felt like he was already my coach. The relationship is great. We talk a lot on the phone and we’ve talked forever.”

Langford is currently regarded as Scout’s No. 10 prospect in the 2016 recruiting class. Langford is MSU’s second pledge of the 2016 class. He joins Nick Ward, who is ranked No. 60 in the country.

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