Josh Langford sets first two visits

Mississippi Scout
Posted Apr 5, 2010


The 6' 6", 210-pound small forward out of Huntsville (AL) will start the visit process this weekend when he takes a trip to the University of Mississippi. To learn more, read below.



"I am going to Ole Miss this weekend and Clemson the following weekend," added Josh Langford. "There are some more schools I am talking to about visiting like Georgia, Auburn, and West Virginia."

Which colleges are now at the top of Josh's wish list?

"Ole Miss, Auburn, Clemson, and Georgia."

Has each colleges offered?

"Yes sir."

When did Ole Miss get involved with the 1st Team All-State selection?

"They have been recruiting me since I was in 9th grade, way back, but they stopped (recruiting me) when I committed to Louisville and started back after I re-opened my commitment back up."

Why did Langford re-open his commitment after being committed to Louisville for almost a year?

"It just did not work out. I just do not think it was the right fit for either party. We split on good terms."

What stands out about the Rebels for the Alabama All-Star MVP?

"I just like their style of play and coaching staff, especially coaches (Mike) White and (Andy) Kennedy. I like the way coach A.K. coaches and the way they play. They get up and down the court and anyone from the one through the five has the freedom to shoot the rock. I also like the small town atmosphere of Oxford. It feels like home."

What are Clemson's positives?

"They are an up and down team too, and I like their coach as well. I just want to go in and earn a spot, and I just think the staffs at Ole Miss and Clemson can help me get better. That is what they have in common. They help their players get better, and they are both up and down ball clubs."

It sounds like Ole Miss and Clemson are a little ahead of the pack?

"Well, yea, and Auburn too."

Talk about Auburn.

"I like how Tony Barbee coaches. They play real fast, fast paced. When he came to Auburn, he told me that he wanted to play up and down like they did at Memphis when he was under Coach Cal. He did the same thing at UTEP. It is the same thing with Clemson and Ole Miss. They play real hard and get up and down the court. They want you to come in and earn your spot. Nothing is going to be given to you."

The former UTEP head coach had actually built a relationship with Josh before he arrived at Auburn.

"He has been recruiting me since I was in 9th grade. Coaches Barbee and White (Ole Miss) were the first coaches I started talking to. Coach Pearson (Georgia) started talking to me in 9th grade as well. Clemson just started talking to me this season when I turned into a three (guard)."

What is going on with Georgia?

"Like I said, Coach Pearson has been recruiting me since I was in high school. I really like Coach Fox's triangle offense. It is made for the three (guard) which I am. Jordan and Koby played the three in the triangle offense. That is a big plus."

Where does West Virginia stand?

"They made a nice run in the tournament. They play at a fast pace too and do not ever give up. That is a plus. I like their coaches too. I could end up taking a visit up there as well."

The spring signing period starts in just over a week but it does not look like Josh will ink until later in the period.

"I have until the end of May to sign, and I have not even started taking my visits yet. I am going to take my time and see what each school has to offer before I sign with anybody. This is the biggest decision of my life, and I am going to take my time thinking things through."

Langford averaged 25 points and 13 points a game for Huntsville Lee this season.

"It went good. I mean, it was kind of a short year, but I enjoyed the time I was there. We won the state championship this year and what better way to go out than that? I wish I would have spent more time at Lee. I played at J. C. Johnson and transferred to Le before my senior season."

What awards have come Josh's way so far?

"I was named this area's MVP, MVP for Sports Net, Regional MVP, MVP for the Alabama squad (in the MS/AL All-Star game), and 1st Team All-State. They have not announced the state MVP yet, but I am a finalist."

What did it mean to win MVP in the state tournament and then MVP for the Alabama squad?

"It meant a lot. Winning the state championship has always been a dream of mine. That was just awesome. The All-Star game was different because they were so much bigger than us. The Mississippi team was way bigger. I had to play the five position and guard Demarco Cox. I thought I guarded him pretty well. As far as the offense, I thought I stood out. We just did not have as many good players as the Mississippi team. I knew I had to step it up if we were going to have any chance to win. We did not win, but I thought I played pretty good."

Which position is Josh best suited for on the next level?

"I played the three and four this season. My perimeter skills have improved a lot. I think it has advanced far enough where I can become an impact player at the three on the next level."



Yancy Porter is the Recruiting Manager for the State of Mississippi and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com




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