Romeo Langford unveiled his three finalists five months ago: Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt. Since then, the five-star shooting guard has given zero indication if any program held an edge and has spoken positively — and equally — about each one. But on Sunday, did Langford finally tip his hand?
Maybe. Maybe not. But at this point, anything is a big deal in the recruitment of the best scorer in the 2018 class.
Langford was in Brooklyn, N.Y., last weekend competing in the Jordan Brand Classic, where, of 26 players, he was the only uncommitted college-bound player. On the opposing team was Quentin Grimes, a five-star combo guard who signed with Kansas.
Grimes and Langford know each other well and there has long been speculation the pair is a package deal. Since Grimes signed with Kansas — on Nov. 15, four days after Langford released his finalists — he's been actively recruiting Langford to Lawrence, where Bill Self now has an open scholarship following the departures of Malik Newman and Lagerald Vick to the NBA. Though Vick did not sign with an agent, it's widely believed he will not return.
On Sunday, Romeo Langford retweeted a tweet that pictured him and Grimes together with the text, "How crazy would this duo be in Lawrence next year??"
Who knows if this means anything, so let's stop well short of proclaiming Langford-to-Kansas is a done deal. Nonetheless, it's an interesting note from a player that hasn't given any indication which direction he's leaning.