Louisville lands 2010 star forward

Rick Pitino already has three commitments in his 2009 recruiting class and Tuesday morning the Louisville coach dipped into the 2010 class for his latest commit. InsideTheVille.com has the scoop.

Josh Langford recently got the offer he wanted from Louisville and didn't waste time casting his lot with the Cardinals.

Tuesday morning, Langford, a Top 50 recruit, called Pitino and verbally committed to play at Louisville.

"I just committed today," Langford told InsideTheVille.com Tuesday morning. "Coach Pitino came to see me (play) a couple days ago and I called him that night and he told me to think about it (decision). I did and I called him this morning and told him I was ready. He was very excited."


Josh Langford became Louisville's first
2010 commitment on Tuesday.

Langford, a solidly built 6-foot-6 forward from Huntsville, Alabama, has had Louisville atop his list for awhile. With family living in the Louisville-area, Langford always dreamed of playing for the Cardinals.

"It was very exciting to have my favorite school offer me and I had to make a quick (decision)," said Langford. "My family is really excited, particularly my uncle who lives in Louisville. All of my family is from Louisville and I visit there all the time. Louisville is where I wanted to go."

Langford has been described as a hard-working forward with a warrior's mentality on the court. He possesses good athleticism and constantly works to improve his game. In other words, Louisville likely feels Langford has a lot of untapped potential.

"I think I could be something like Earl Clark because I crash the boards hard," Langford said. "I just play hard all the time and I can shoot. I can play the three and the four."

A four-star prospect, Langford is rated the No. 11 small forward prospect in his class by Scout.com. He chose the Cardinals over interest from Memphis, Miami and numerous SEC and ACC programs.


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