April 25, 2012

Langley's choices clear

To say that the first few months for Kell defensive back Brendan Langley have been hectic would be a gross understatement.

The Marietta native has traveled to multiple camps, nearly a half dozen different campuses, and learned about all he can about each school that is recruiting him.

With all of that behind him, Langley has a clear picture of his top two schools and who leads going into spring practice.

"Right now Georgia and Alabama are my top two," said Langley. "Nothing against the other schools that are recruiting me, but those two schools stand out for me right now. It has been that way for a while. Georgia has been my leader for a little while now and that is still the case. I love Georgia and I love Alabama."

According to the three star cornerback, he has specific reasons as to why those two schools are leaders for his services.

"I really like the attention I receive at both schools and how they are recruiting me," said Langley. "I feel like I am wanted at both places. At Georgia, the chance to do things on offense and defense is great, and I know the coaches so well. They are going to be really good. At Alabama, I like what they do and that they are a great program. Right now I don't think either one of them is a bad place to be."

As one would expect, after all of the traveling this winter and early spring, Langley is ready to scale things back a bit and take a break from the recruiting scene for a while.

"I'm pretty much done with my recruiting trips until summer time," said Langley. "Right now I'm just laying low and focusing on school and getting the right online classes so hopefully I can graduate early. That is the focus right now."

Another major focus on Langley is helping his Kell Longhorns take the next step after a season where, despite losing a great deal of talent the previous year, the Longhorns still made a push into the Georgia High School playoffs and suffered a heartbreaking second round loss to Lovejoy.

"I am very much looking forward to spring practice here," he said. "It is a chance for us to get a look at what we have and what we will be working with. We had a few transfers coming in so it is going to be nice to see how they come in and help the team. I don't expect anything less than winning. I just have to be that leader that I am supposed to be and do what I am supposed to do. Hopefully I can help lead our team to their first state championship."

Langley returned kicks, took handoffs, caught passes, and roamed the secondary for Kell in 2011, and he expects to do more of the same in his final season with the Longhorns.

He even has some talents as a passer that few people know about.

"I expect to play almost every thing I possibly can," he said. "Any place where I can possibly help our team, I'll do it. I'll play some corner and maybe some safety. I'll play some running back and all. I don't usually keep up with stats but I went two for two on my passes last year with two touchdowns so I could probably play some quarterback."

After spring practice, however, it will be time to put the finishing touches on his recruitment, and he already has a plan for when and how he will make his commitment.

"After spring, I'm going to take a few visits, and see a few schools. Then that will lead me into my decision in late summer," said Langley. "I actually have a little plan for how I want to do it. Our team will play in the Georgia Dome for our first game of the season, and I want to do then. If that doesn't work out, I'll just do it sometime in the late summer, but that is the plan for now. I mean, who knows? It could be tomorrow, most likely not, but I'm keeping and open mind while still having a plan."

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