March 31, 2012

Langley loves to compete



Kell defensive back Brendan Langley is a man of many talents.

Langley stars on special teams, offense, defense, and track for the Longhorns, but, above all, the Peach State standout is a competitor.

After collecting offers from almost every school in the SEC, UCLA, and Nebraska, one would think Langley might not do the camp circuit to impress observers, but anyone who thinks that just doesn't know how competitive the three-star prospect can be.

The Kell standout made the short trip to Marietta high school last Sunday to compete in the Rivals/VTO Elite 100 Combine, and an opportunity to mix it up with the best talent in the state of Georgia was all the reason he needed to attend.

"It was good to get out there and compete and get better," said Langley. "I have my offers and stuff, so that was the only reason I wanted to go. I wanted to go and challenge myself and that is what I did. I had a good time."

As one of the top defensive backs in the state of Georgia, Langley is a busy man at this point as he is currently taking visits and seeing what each school has to offer.

Langley was at Georgia this weekend for their first spring scrimmage of 2013 on Saturday, and had a chance to do some things in Athens that he hadn't done before.

"I got a chance to sit in on the defensive backs meetings," said Langley. "That was cool, I hadn't done that. Then I got to go over with Coach (Mike) Bobo and sit in the offensive meetings. It was nice that they let me do that. It let me know that they are serious about letting me playing both ways."

According to the Marietta native, Georgia's track record of letting players earn time on both sides of the ball is something that has really caught his attention at this point.

"Georgia just has that example that they can put out there for me," said Langley. "I know they will do it and they have proven that they will. I'm not saying the other schools won't, but I know Georgia will. They did it with Brandon Boykin and Branden Smith."

Having a chance to take in Georgia's first scrimmage of the spring was something that Langley hadn't had a chance to do at any school to this point, but it was watching another Georgia two-way star that caught Langley's attention as he watched.

"The thing that stood out was Malcolm Mitchell, and how he worked on both sides of the ball," he said. "He got chances at corner and at receiver, and he is really good. You can tell they want to use him both ways. I also liked how physical and intense they are out there. They really go get it."

After Langley left the UGA campus for Very Important Dawg Day, he stated that Alabama and Georgia were his co-leaders.

Now that he has seen a few new things in the Classic City, does that statement still ring true?

"I think that right now Georgia is my leader and Alabama is second," said Langley. "I was just impressed with what I saw there. Georgia was really impressive."

Langley hinted earlier in the recruiting process that he might want to make a decision sooner rather than later, but with a chance to take visits and learn more about multiple programs, his plans have changed.

"I think I want to make a decision by the time we play our first game," said Langley. "But at the same time, I'm just taking it day by day and working to get better. I just want to see things and see what these places have to offer."

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