“We were so ignorant,” Langston’s father, Larry said with a big laugh. “I called and talked to coach Johnson yesterday morning and then Langston called him and had a long conversation with him last night and I asked Langston what happened and he said we just had a long talk.
“So, after that all of these people were calling asking if Langston got offered so we called back after he talked to you because I thought maybe we missed something,” Larry added laughing again. “Sure enough, he (Johnson) said you know you’re on my list and Langston has an offer to play for LSU.”
The offer for Langston (6-2, 175) was his first and it still hasn’t totally hit home.
“It felt great and it was an unbelievable feeling to get that first offer and for it to come from LSU,” said Langston. “I wouldn’t have thought that they would have been my first offer.
“Me and my dad almost couldn’t believe it when he (Johnson) said they were offering and it’s still kind of hard to believe. It really happened though and it’s such a great feeling that you don’t get to have everyday.”
Galloway and his Louisiana Select AAU team spent last week up at the Peach Jam Classic showcasing their skills in front of a lot of college coaches and LSU was one of the many schools that had coaches sitting in the stands.
“He (Johnson) was telling me that he likes how I can play the 1 or 2 and how I’m a good combo guard,” said Langston, who is now getting interest from Florida State, Florida, Ole Miss, Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Tennessee, Marquette, Cincinnati, Tulane and UNO.
“He also said that I showed that I can start and be a role player because in the Peach Jam I came off the bench some and he said that it was good to see that I can make a big impact in the game even when I come off the bench. He liked how I hit my shots and helped my team in different situations.”
The last time TSD.com spoke with Langston he commented on how much he liked LSU and the new staff that Johnson had assembled but he didn’t reveal much about where the Tigers stood.
Now, however, he didn’t keep things so close to the vest.
“I’m not going to commit this early but right now LSU is at the top,” he said. “I’m real excited about LSU.”
Note: Langston Galloway was a Class 1A All-State selection after he averaged 21.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as a sophomore.