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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:40 am

Romeo Langford reportedly in "home stretch" of recruitment

DYLAN SINN | The Journal Gazette

New Albany guard and potential Indiana basketball recruit Romeo Langford is in the "home stretch" of making his decision on where to attend college, according to a story in the Indianapolis Star on Monday.

Langford, the top undecided recruit in the country and the likely Indiana Mr. Basketball for 2018, is choosing among Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt, a top three that has been set for months.

He played in the Jordan Brand Classic on Monday and then will participate in the Nike Hoops Summit this weekend in Portland, Oregon, as the elite showcase cycle rolls on.

After the Hoops Summit, he said he'll discuss his plans for college with his parents and make his decision then. He's already said that the decision will come in April and he'll likely make the official choice in New Albany's gym.

The No. 6 recruit in the country per Rivals.com, Langford has finished all of his in-home and campus visits, although he's made clear that Indiana will have "the last word."

The Hoosiers' 2018 recruiting class currently ranks No. 21, with a quartet of four-star recruits already having submitted letters of intent: Damezi Anderson, Jake Forrester, Rob Phinisee and Jerome Hunter. A commitment from the five-star Langford would likely vault the Hoosiers' class into the top 10 in Archie Miller's first full recruiting cycle as head coach.

Langford finished his prep career at New Albany with 3,002 points, the fourth-most in the history of Indiana high school basketball. If he wins the Mr. Basketball award and then chooses the Hoosiers, he would be the first Mr. Basketball from the state to attend IU since Cody Zeller won it in 2011. 

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