Josh Langford Setting Up Michigan Visit

2016 Madison (Ala.) Academy five-star shooting guard Josh Langford is in the process of setting up visits this summer and Michigan will be one of them. Langford's father details their plan below.

While seven offers were sent out by John Beilein and Michigan on June 15, one player that was not on the receiving end was 2016 Madison (Ala.) Academy five-star shooting guard Josh Langford.

Clearly not a sign of his ability as a player, Langford has yet to hit the campus in Ann Arbor so an official scholarship offer will have to wait.

In the mean time, Beilein and the Wolverines have made it clear Langford is and will be a priority for them in the 2016 class.

“Coach Beilein made sure to call Joshua on the 15th,” Langford’s father said. “And they’ve been in contact ever since maybe twice a week or they text back and forth maybe two or three times a week.

“Coach Beilein informed me of the policy of checking out his transcript first, he has to be seen live by the coaches, and you have to visit the campus and then they don’t offer before June the 15th.

“So, they came to see him play live and they really like Joshua. I sent them his transcript and everything is checking out good on that end so the only thing left is for us to visit the campus. I feel fully certain that they’re going to offer when we come on campus.”

When exactly the Langfords will make it to Michigan for an unofficial visit remains to be seen, an official date hasn’t been figured out just yet, but the travel plans are being arranged.

“We’re planning on coming up this August,” Langford’s father. “I think the team is going overseas to play so the guys will be in working out and practicing so Coach Beilein thought that would be a good time for us to come up and see the campus and see how everything works with the Michigan basketball team.”

Able to get a pretty good feel for at least part of the Michigan program from afar by watching the on and off the court success in recent years, the Langfords had their eye on Thursday’s NBA draft as well.

With John Beilein in the green room and sitting with the No. 8 overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in former Michigan shooting guard Nik Stauskas, the Langfords certainly noticed how many Wolverines were selected.

“I think him and Coach Beilein texted during it and he actually texted with a few coaches that were there,” Langford’s father said. “And everybody pretty much said the same thing, we’re waiting on you to be in this room in a few years from now.

“But Joshua talked to Coach Beilein but I was out of town with my daughter at AAU nationals and I texted him congratulating him on his players being drafted.”

Now with five players drafted over the last two seasons, including four first round picks, the player development aspect of Michigan’s program speaks volumes.

“Oh yeah, definitely,” Langford’s father said. “At the end of the day I want my son to be a professional and ultimately the goal or his dream is to be a professional basketball player but for me I just want him to be a professional person.

“If that’s on the basketball court or in corporate America, and I think Michigan, or any other school he chooses, there’s other things that, those are the qualities we’re looking for in a school.”

The Langfords plan to also take visits to Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Auburn, and Michigan State before the summer is out.

Still a ways from making a commitment at this point, the Langfords do plan to come up with their own top list of schools in the near future as well.

“I think after July, sometime in August, when we do take a few visits here and there, we’ll probably narrow the list down but we won’t be announcing anything,” Langford’s father said. “It’ll just kind of be something between him, his mom and myself that we’ll be working on.”


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