Langley Looking to Graduate Early

2015 four-star Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill wide receiver Isaiah Langley visited the L.A. area two weeks ago and is already thinking of narrowing his list...

Four-star Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill wide receiver Isaiah Langley plans on enrolling in college by January of next year--just 11 short months away--and that plan has accelerated his recruiting process.

Already, the No. 8 receiver prospect in the country has begun the process of taking unofficial visits to begin feeling out the many schools on his list.

Two weeks ago, his visit schedule brought him down to Los Angeles, where he attended USC's Elite Junior Day, and then stopped in at UCLA afterward.

"USC's Junior Day went well," Langley said. "Afterward, we went to UCLA just to walk around with Coach Angus (McClure) and the defensive coordinator. It was just a couple of coaches showing us around the campus and whatnot."

McClure was one of the first coaches on Langley, and offered the prospect during his sophomore season, which was Langley's third offer. As he's progressed as a player, UCLA's pitch has evolved into a fairly attractive one.

"They are recruiting me primarily as a cornerback, but they say, if I would like, I would try out at both receiver and corner," Langley said. "So, I'd be a corner, but if I wanted to, I could try out in the slot as well."

Langley says he actually prefers cornerback and would much rather go into college as a cornerback, but is open to playing some receiver.

California could be a significant player in his recruitment. The Bears were his first offer, and Langley said the Bears will be in it until the end, regardless of other factors.

"That was a huge offer for me," Langley said. "They were my hometown favorite growing up. I'll consider them the whole way because it's close to home and everyone could come see me play."

Langley has offers from 13 schools, including all of the Pac-12 except for Colorado, Arizona, and Stanford. He also has earned some national attention from Oklahoma, Mississippi State, and Georgia, but says that the California schools, by virtue of proximity, are recruiting him the hardest. That said, Langley is planning on giving all schools a fair shot.

"I'm considering all 13 of my offers," Langley said. "I'm very open. I'm just taking it all in. I want to start narrowing down my choices pretty soon, but I don't have a set date for when yet."

After visiting USC and UCLA two weekends ago, he says he doesn't yet know when he'll take other visits. He plans to be in Los Angeles for the UnderArmor Camp and the Nike Camp, and during that time he's also planning on visiting USC and UCLA again.

As for a decision timeframe, Langley has high hopes, but is realistic that it may take longer than anticipated.

"It's ideal to make the decision before the season," Langley said. "But the recruiting process might not allow me to. I'm evaluating all 13 schools and trying to do my due diligence. Worst case scenario is soon after the season, because I'm actually in the process of graduating early. As of right now, I'll be a college athlete in 11 months."

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