Prized 2018 recruit Romeo Langford to announce decision April 30


None by Evan Daniels

We've known for a couple of weeks now that New Albany, Ind., shooting guard Romeo Langford planned to make his decision between Kansas, Indiana and Vanderbilt before the end of the month.

And now we have an exact date.

Sneaking in just under the gun, Langford, according to Evan Daniels, a national recruiting analyst for 247 Sports and FOX Sports 1 Insider, plans to announce his decision on April 30, the final day of the month.

The top remaining unsigned player in the 2018 class, Langford, ranked No. 5 overall by 247 Sports and No. 6 by, has had his list of three finalists for several weeks and appears to be waiting for the end of an All-Star circuit that saw him play in the McDonald's All-American game and Jordan Brand Classic in recent weeks and will see him compete at the Nike Hoop Summit this weekend.

After that, Langford has said he will sit down with his family, get serious about his three finalists and make a final decision.

KU, which currently has the No. 6-ranked class in the 2018 class per Rivals, is believed to still be alive and in the hunt for Langford's services, but it remains to be seen whether Tuesday's news of Kansas being tied up in the federal investigation into corruption in college basketball will have any impact on Langford's decision.

The good news for KU coach Bill Self and company is that, with 19 days remaining before Langford makes his choice known, they will have time to gather more information about the FBI's case and communicate that clearly to Langford and his family.

Playing time at KU certainly does not seem to be an issue for Langford, who would likely be pencilled in as an opening day starter in KU's backcourt and a major player to inherit the minutes vacated by the departure of both Malik Newman and Lagerald Vick, who announced last week that they were leaving KU early to turn pro.


Danny Hernandez 4 years, 8 months ago

Both Vandy and IU will trash Kansas over this.

I hope Kansas is looking at Nike now or how about Ralph Lauren designing the clothes for the athletes?

Gerry Butler 4 years, 8 months ago

only thing is Vanderbilt has been listed in this FBI probe too so they really can't say squat

Dale Rogers 4 years, 8 months ago

However, another article on the kusports site indicates Adidas paid a guardian money to REPAY a rival apparel company so that kid would not go to whatever other school and that kid's guardian could now get paid to steer him to Kansas. It's very likely at least one other major company is about to slip into the same bed with Adidas.

Shannon Gustafson 4 years, 7 months ago

The other school in the De Sousa story is Maryland and that other company is Under Armour. A Nike employee was previously charged as well so as expected, they are all dirty.

Barry Weiss 4 years, 8 months ago

although not the same position, it could open up more minutes, in general, for others with Silvio possibly not being able to play. The more I think about this, I don't think this matter hurts Romeo's ability to showcase his talents on national TV the way he could at KU. Hopeful we still get him.

Robert Brock 4 years, 7 months ago

If KU gets Langford, Grimes gets to sit on the pine.

Shannon Gustafson 4 years, 7 months ago

No way Grimes plays behind Langford. Self will find a way to make sure they are both on the court together. They are both highly touted OAD type prospects. One would play the 2 while the other played the 3, then we'd have two bigs at the 4 and 5 (Lawson & Dok).

Another option is Grimes spends some time at the 1. He did have 9 assists in his last game and is considered a combo guard like Self loves.

Tony Bandle 4 years, 7 months ago

Virtual starter playing time awaiting Romeo has not changed. With Silvio most likely gone, Mitch moves to the back line and is no longer considered a wing option. Subtract Vick and Newman and KU presents Romeo with the ideal OAD situation...........except for the Adidas mess.

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