"He had much interest from across the country but his relationship with Ed Cooley and the opportunity to impact a Big East program right away to much for Makai to pass on," Pastore said.
Ashton-Langford originally signed with Connecticut, but backed out of his Letter of Intent on March 31st.
During his initial recruitment, Ashton-Langford selected the Huskies over the Friars. Shortly after getting a release from his LOI, Ashton-Langford visited Providence's campus.
Playing for Mass Rivals on the adidas Gauntlet circuit, Ashton-Langford averaged 15.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game.
Ashton-Langford is ranked No. 31 overall and as the No. 8 point guard in the 2017 class.
The pledge gives Providence a three-man recruiting class that also consists of four-star big man Nate Watson and emerging post player Dajour Dickens.