Bruins Still In Mix for Langley

The Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill cornerback, Isaiah Langley, has had UCLA come by this spring and a number of schools have focused on him...

Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill cornerback Isaiah Langley went to the Oakland NFTC with one goal in mind: earn an invitation to The Opening.

Langley promptly went to work during the event and punched his ticket to Beaverton in July.

"That was the goal all along, get to The Opening," said Langley. "I can't describe the feeling. It's an amazing feeling."

The golden ticket is just another checklist item for Langley, who's seen school after school come through Foothill on a daily basis.

"There have been a lot of colleges coming by. I've been getting about 2-3 visits a day," said Langley. "Wisconsin, UCLA, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Washington State, it's been a lot. It's been heavy traffic."

Langley was hoping to cut his list in summer, but might do so well before then.

"I might even commit at The Opening," said Langley.

He'll have his pick of the litter too.

Langley has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise State, California, Colorado, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Miami, Mississippi, Mississippi State, NC State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, SMU, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Virginia Tech, Washington, Washington State and Wisconsin.

But a few schools have made him a priority.

"Cal is recruiting me the hardest, Oregon State, Ole Miss, USC and UCLA are all right there too," said Langley.

Langley visited the two Los Angeles schools last month.

"UCLA and USC are wonderful schools," said Langley. "Just being in L.A., the limelight is the fast life there. Everyone wants to be in L.A. Coach (Jim) Mora and Coach Angus (McClure) are recruiting me really hard for UCLA. Coach Sark and Coach (Keith) Heyward are on me for USC."

But neither have approached the emphasis Cal has placed on him.

"Cal is absolutely recruiting me the hardest," said Langley. "They're definitely up around the top of my list. Just the fact that they were my first offer and they sparked my recruitment and its home. I know the whole coaching staff and I'm familiar with the campus and the staff there."

While Langley won't name a leader, he said the school he ultimately picks needs to have a good balance on and off the field.

"I'm just looking for the school that has the best interests for me on and off the field," said Langley. "Whether that's Cal, USC, UCLA, Ole Miss or a school in China. The one that has my best interests on and off the field will be the school I pick."

A gifted receiver, it's at cornerback that everyone wants Langley but some are looking at him as an athlete.

"A couple of schools are looking at me as an athlete, for example, Oregon State, they definitely want me to play both," said Langley. "For the most part, I'm a corner, and I will play corner in college. But if a team wants to put the ball in my hands, I'll definitely do that too though."


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