New Indiana coach Archie Miller continued hitting the in-state recruiting trail hard today, visiting with five-star New Albany (IN) class of 2018 guard Romeo Langford.
Miller and assistant Ed Schilling were at New Albany after school to see the 6-foot-4 guard ranked No. 3 nationally by Scout.com.
“It went really well,” New Albany coach Jim Shannon said. “I had met coach Miller some years ago. I hadn’t seen him it years. It was good to visit with him, and I know coach Schilling well.
“It’s like everyone that’s recruiting him. He’s one of the elite players in that class. Everybody would like to have him come in and play in their program.”
Miller has had phone conversations with the Langford family, but this was the first in-person visit.
“Coach is basically taking over a program where he’s trying to get in there and put his stamp on it, like we all do when we take over a program,” Shannon said. “He’s wanting to work and get what he wants done.”
Indiana has offered a scholarship to Langford.
“I think there’s high interest,” Shannon said. “His recruitment remains wide open.”
Shannon, who has been a high school head coach for 34 years, has a relationship with Shilling to dates to Ed Schilling Sr.
“It was awesome to see coach Schilling. It always is,” Shannon said. “He and I go way back. I know his dad real well from the time I spent at Lebanon. His dad would always work out our big guys.”
Several of the schools pursuing Langford have been in to see him already this month.
In addition to Indiana, North Carolina visited the week after winning the 2017 national title and Kentucky was at the Langford home Monday night. Vanderbilt is scheduled to be at New Albany on Wednesday.
Langford will be playing in the adidas Gauntlet AAU series this spring and summer. That series begins Friday in Dallas with the first of the two live recruiting periods — when college coaches can watch players in person outside of their school — of the spring.
Miller's visit to New Albany came a day after the new IU coach made a swing through the Indianapolis area with assistant Tom Ostrom to see players and meet with high school coaches.