FORT WORTH, Teas -- All eyes are on five-star Class of 2018 shooting guard Romeo Langford this weekend as the Indiana native begins his final, and featured, trip around the adidas Gauntlet.
The 6-foot-4 Langford is regarded as the No. 3 overall prospect in the national Class of 2018, according to Scout.com, and No. 1 at his position. Coaches from coast-to-coast have watched the elite shooter with Twenty Two Vision this weekend, including North Carolina
UNC head coach Roy Williams watched Langford and Twenty Two Vision play against Team BBC and Immanuel Quickley on Saturday morning.
Williams has been actively recruiting Langford since offering him last year. The extent to which the Tar Heels are prioritizing Langford became clear when Williams used his first visit after winning the national championship for an in-home trip to see Langford. The North Carolina staff making Langford a priority has clearly made an impression in his eyes.
"It meant a lot knowing that I was first on their list and I was the first person they visited right after the live period started," Langford said. "It was special that he came specifically to visit me. Knowing it was only three days after winning the national championship meant a lot...
"We mainly just talked about how [Roy Williams is] going to help me get to where I want to go. We just talked about his way of playing and his program as a whole. He told me what he would expect of me and how he would help me if I came there. He was very laid back, and we watched a video of their journey of them winning the national title. It was pretty cool to see that and just get to know Coach Williams more."
Langford already took an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill last fall and the coaching staff is hoping to get him on campus once again for an official visit once Langford starts setting them up.
Between the in-home visit and the unofficial visit, North Carolina has made its pitch clear. The unofficial visit to UNC last October laid a solid foundation for Langford's Tar Heel recruitment.
"It was good. It was my first time up there. It's a good campus and I got to see all of the facilities and everything," Langford said. "I always thought that big colleges like that are going to be all spread out and you have to walk everywhere to classes. But when it comes to basketball, everything is right there for them and it's easy access."
Besides for the busy recruiting process, in which Langford acknowledges that he's wide open, the shooting guard has had to handle the spotlight of being a marked man over these next few months. Adidas has given him his own team, and that plus his Top 5 ranking has made him a clear headliner -- and everyone knows it.
"I mean, I know they're going to be physical with me. Sometimes the refs are going to call it and sometimes they aren't," Langford said. "I just have to adjust my game. Just don't let the other team get to me. That's all they're trying to do. Usually they don't get to me."
Brian Snow contributed to this article.