Langley Talks PSU Visit, Sets Date

Germantown, Md., defensive tackle Donald Langley took his final official visit this weekend to see Penn State take on Illinois. Find out how his visit went and what kind of impact it will have on his decision.

Donald Langley, a 6-foot-2, 290-pounder from Seneca Valley High, is winding down his recruitment and the latest suitor to have his ear was Penn State over the weekend. The Nittany Lions won the game, 26-12. But did they win over Langley?

“It was a great time, an awesome time,” Langley said. “I got to watch the game and see all around the school. My hosts were Derrick Williams and Bani Gbadyu. They were cool to hang out with. They showed me the facilities and we went to church and everything. Then I had the opportunity to eat breakfast with Coach [Joe] Paterno. I also spoke with [defensive line] Coach Larry Johnson and he was real cool.”

It wasn't all about athletics, though, as Langley did have the opportunity to talk academics.

“I talked to some advisors,” Langley said. “They really put a major emphasis on academics. I am good to go academically, so wherever I choose I can enroll in January as I had planned.”

Langley has set the date for his decision already for Nov. 6 at noon at Seneca Valley High.

“Right now I still have all four finalists all even [Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Oklahoma],” Langley said. “Both my parents want me to go to Penn State, my coaches are pushing me toward Tennessee, and my aunts and uncles in Texas are hoping that I go to Texas A&M. Right now we are going to be going on a family vacation and we will talk things over. After I make my decision I will call the coaches that I have decided not to go to and thank them for recruiting me. After I announce I will definitely take an unofficial visit with my extended family to show everyone around the school that I choose.”

Langley indicated that he is being recruited strictly as a defensive tackle at all four schools he is considering.

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