Recently Josh Langford completed one of the most decorated careers in Alabama High School basketball. Now Langford is a McDonald’s All-American and a part of one of the best recruiting classes in the country.
About his senior season, Langford said, “My senior year went will. I went down with a little injury, but it didn’t hold me back. We were able to win a state championship. It felt good to come out my senior year.”
Now Langford is competing and playing multiple roles for his team as a McDonald’s All-American. Langford says being selected was a major honor for him.
“It is a great experience to be here,” said Langford. “To be in the McDonald’s All-American Game is a great achievement. All the best have been through here, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, all of those guys played in it so it is a great achievement.”
Up next for Langford is suiting up for the Michigan State Spartans. Langford is a part of one of the best recruiting classes in the country, and one that could get even better. With Michigan State losing some key pieces from this year’s team, that means there is opportunity, but that also comes with expectations and pressure.
“To be honest there is some pressure, but that is just a part of it,” said Langford of a season that will have high expectations. “The only way to get through pressure is to put your head down, get in the gym, and just work hard. That pressure will go away once you get more confidence.”
With a talented class surrounding him which includes fellow McDonald’s All-American Miles Bridges, Langford says it is great to be a part of such a strong recruiting class.
“It is a tremendous honor to be a part of a recruiting class that could be like the Fab Five if we get Josh Jackson,” noted Langford. “A lot of people don’t get the opportunity to pick a school as prestigious as Michigan State, so it is an honor.”
When it comes to Jackson’s highly anticipated decision, Langford says he isn’t applying pressure.
“I don’t pressure him or anything,” said Langford. “Josh and I are just cool, we are trying to have fun and just enjoy the McDonald’s Game, we don’t really talk about Michigan State.”
No matter what Jackson decides, the future is bright in East Lansing, and Josh Langford is a huge part of that.