"I always knew Reshard was going to be a highly recruited player," said White. "I sat him down before the season and asked him, if he had a choice to go anywhere, where would he go? And Vanderbilt was one of the places he named. Vanderbilt has been recruiting him since early this season.
"He is a excellent student," added White of Langford, who sports a grade-point average of 3.7. "He's thinking about Pre-Med, and that's just one of the reasons he liked Vandy."
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Langford averaged over 10 yards per carry this past season, and gained 301 yards and scored five touchdowns in a single game, a 53-34 win over Lexington. The Tanner Rattlers, which finished 10-2, compete in the 2A classification in Alabama.
On defense, Langford played free safety.
"We used him as a safety valve, in case somebody breaks loose," said White. "We didn't use him in run support that much, but when he came up, he made a lot of big hits, and impressed a lot of coaches with his hitting ability.
"We also used him some at quarterback in sort of a West Virginia type of offense. He gave us a lot of different options on offense."
Langford also competes in basketball and track for Tanner, and finished fourth in the state in the 100-yard dash in last year's state meet.
According to White, Langford will be given a shot to play in the Commodores' offensive backfield, where he prefers to play. "But he could easily end up on defense as a hard-hitting safety," said White.
Langford becomes the Commodores' 11th commitment for the recruiting class of 2004. Verbal commitments are not binding. Signing day is Feb. 6, 2004. To see a complete list of Vanderbilt's football commitments, click here.