Tom Crean's first call as Georgia head coach might be to an old recruiting target, five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford.
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Langford, a 6-foot-5, 191-pounder from New Albany, Ind., is the highest-ranked uncommitted prospect in the 2018 class. He narrowed down his list to three programs — Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt — weeks ago and has not given any indication on a favorite. And though all signs point to him being set one of those three programs, might Tom Crean's return to college basketball add a fourth potential suitor?
Before Indiana fired Crean last March, Langford was one of his top recruiting targets. Crean watched Langford play multiple times and hosted him for two unofficial visits. When Archie Miller took over, he made Langford his top priority for the 2018 class, a group that currently features three four-star prospects, including two in-state players in Damezi Anderson and Robert Phinisee.
Crean, who was finalizing the Georgia deal on Thursday evening, inherits a two-man recruiting class at Georgia. Former head coach Mark Fox signed Amanze Ngumezi, a four-star prospect from Savannah, Ga., and JoJo Toppin, a three-star prospect from Norcross, Ga. If Crean does miraculously land Langford, the fifth-ranked player in the class, he would be the highest-ranked recruit for Georgia in the recruiting era.
Clearly, this is a rabbit hole of speculation and means nothing until we see anything to suggest Georgia is on Langford's radar but it's something to keep an eye on in the coming days. Romeo Langford did not return a request for comment about his recruitment.