Things Are Coming Into Focus For Langley

As one of the top athletes, not just on the west coast, but in the entire nation, Foothill (Pleasanton, Ca.) ATH Isaiah Langley has become one of the hottest recruits in the nation very early in the recruiting process. The talented athlete has offers from all over, but that hasn't deterred his laser focus on what is important to both him and his future...

"It's been a busy (offseason) so far," Langley said with a chuckle when he spoke to recently. "I've been getting offers, I'm up to 25 now, and I've been really focused on my academics and improving as a player. The recruiting stuff will take care of itself so I haven't really even spoken with any schools for a couple of weeks."

Washington offered Langley back in January and have been on his mind, but he was honest in his assessment of every school that is after him.

"My dad is going to play a big role in my decision and he's been helping me sort things out," Langley said. "I'm still sorta getting to know the coaches up there (at Washington) so it's real tough to say right now where they stand, but I like what I have heard so far and they are a school that could make my top 10 when I announce it on June 2nd.

"My dad and my coach and I have been talking a lot about my decision and narrowing things down this summer and we've made a 'big board' of offers and schools with their positives and their negatives so far.

"Academics are a big thing for me. I'd love to hear from Stanford and for them to offer me because that would make my decision really easy, but I don't see them offering me because they haven't really been recruiting me, so I'm not too worried about it."

As far as unofficial visits this spring or in the summer, Langley said if time and his schedule permit it, he will definitely hit the road, but at this point in time he has no plans to visit anyone.

"I'm trying to graduate early (January of 2015) so that I can start my career in college early and that means my academics are really the main focus for me," Langley noted. "I've got a full load of classes and then other stuff I'm doing with my team and getting ready for my season, so things are kinda tight as far as my schedule is concerned."

Langley is a two-way standout for the Falcons and he's been told by pretty much every school that is recruiting him that he can play on either side of the ball for them, but he said he prefers to play defense and that is where he plans to start out when he gets to college.

"I've been thinking a lot about that stuff and I really love playing both, but defense is where I think my future lies," Langley said. "I love competing and playing against guys that are great receivers. I take it as a challenge.

"I was also talking with someone recently and I came to the conclusion that I'm a good receiver, but that I can wind up being a great corner and I can have a bigger impact there. Out west here, there are a lot of great receivers in high school, but at corner, you can have more of an impact and stand out more if you can cover those guys."

Langley said he plans to narrow things down to a top 10 on June 2nd and that he would like to take at least a few official visits and that he'd like to make an announcement about where he'll head to play college football sometime during his season or shortly after he completes his senior campaign.

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