Official Visit Puts USF at the Top for Lang

Not only did Mike Lang have a great time this weekend in Tampa, but now says the USF visit has put the Bulls at the top of his list. Read on to see what the Largo playmaker has to say about his visit, and whats on tap for the next few weeks. Only on USFNation.com

Restocking the receiver unit is one of the top priorities for '09, and the staff wants to bring in a solid group of wide receivers for the next class. One prospect who could fit the bill as a slot receiver is Largo's WR/DB Mike Lang who visited this past weekend with teammate Mike Marry.

"The visit went real well, everything was real nice," said Lang. "I got along with the players and the coaches, and got all my questions answered. The whole experience was great."

This past season Lang (6'1-190) helped Largo go deep into the playoffs where they lost to St. Thomas Aquinas, finishing with 38 catches for 960 yards and eight touchdowns on offense and on the defensive side of the ball had 45 tackles, 3 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries.

"They definitely moved up on my list after the visit. I can't say anything negative, because everything was positive about the whole experience."

Lang who wants to major in business, got to meet with the academic advisors, meet a couple of professors and get all of his academic questions out of the way, and as important got to sit with coach Canales about what his role would be with the Bulls.

"I got to sit down with coach Canales, and see what the wide receivers look like. They said they like more as a slot receiver."

The Largo playmaker said the staff see's him in a role like Jessie Hester Jr. who will be a senior next year and also went over the receiver unit and who they're bringing in next year.

"The slot receiver Hester will be a senior next year so things are looking good in that respect, but I'm not really worried about depth charts and competition. You'll have that anywhere you go, and I look forward to the challenge."

During the visit, Lang was hosted by Bulls WR Patrick Richardson and roomed with USF commit Victor Marc, but also knew several other visitors who were in this weekend in Ryne Giddins, Julius Forte, and teammate Mike Marry.

"Victor Marc, he's a real nice guy, and we got along well. I got along well with everybody this weekend, guys who I knew and guys who I just met. Me and my teammate Mike Marry had a real good weekend and had a lot of fun."

Lang said the best part was hanging out with all the USF players, and really getting to know them.

"Meeting the players was a good experience, and my highlight of the weekend. They're real good people, very tight and they're like a family. It was a lot of fun."

"I really didn't learn anything new. The visit just reassured me of everything that I already knew or heard. Everything was great."

At the conclusion of the weekend, Lang got to sit with the big man himself, Bulls Head Coach Leavitt for a one-on one.

"My meeting with Coach Leavitt went real good. He's a real cool coach, down to earth and a people person. You can tell he has a real love for his players. He didn't pressure me at all and wants me to take my time and make sure I make a good decision."

The two-way standout playmaker has speed, leaping ability, soft hands, and that has resulted with offers from the likes of Missouri, Cincinnati, USF, Colorado State, Ole Miss, and FAU, but Lang who was born and raised in Florida, said staying in-state isn't a must.

"Staying in state, or going out of state isn't an issue. I'm just looking for the best opportunity for me."

Lang said a decision won't come soon as he wants to wait until after he takes all of his visits.

"This upcoming weekend I've got UConn, and then on the 23rd I'm thinking about going up to a new school that came into the picture, Iowa State, then I'm supposed to go to FAU on the 30th."

After what seemed like a overall great weekend, how would Lang rate his first official visit?

"I rate it a 9.8," said Lang. "If the other trips are anything like this, then I'm going to have a real tough decision to make."

Before the weekend Lang said USF, UCONN, Iowa State, FAU, and Cincinnati, was among his leaders, but didn't have any favorites, but the visit to Tampa changed that.

"Before my visit, I didn't have any favorites, and everybody was even, but the visit has put USF at the top."

Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated throughout Mike Lang's visit schedule.

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