Five star guard Romeo Langford has been Rick Pitino’s top target in the 2018 class for quite some time now. I’d say we’re still a long ways from finding out where Langford will play his college ball, but we did learn today that Louisville is still in the mix.
In an interview with Brian Snow of Scout.com, Langford’s father says his son has trimmed his list to seven schools — Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, UCLA, Kansas, Vanderbilt, and North Carolina.
The one notable program no longer under consideration by Langford is Duke. Early on in Langford’s recruitment process, many believed that Duke was the early leader. All seven schools are clearly in the mix or they wouldn’t have survived the cut, but I’d say Louisville, Indiana and Kansas are the favorites.
The Southern Indiana native hasn’t scheduled his official visits yet, but I’d say Louisville will be in line for one of his five. Langford has unofficially visited Louisville multiple times, including a trip to the KFC Yum! Center during the Cards win over Kentucky last season.
Langford is the highest rated recruit to come out of the Kentuckiana area in decades. The 6-foot-6 prospect is rated as the number one shooting guard in the 2018 class and the fifth best overall player.
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick also hosts The Red Zone weekdays from noon – 3:00 PM on Cards Radio 790 KRD.