The New Albany star shooting guard dropped 63 points tonight in a blowout win over Jennings County and, well, the crowd offered some unsolicited advice about the young man’s college decision afterward:
Romeo Langford’s night is done. Career-high 63 points against Jennings County. He gets a standing ovation and is showered with “IU” chants as he walks off the court. #iubb pic.twitter.com/lh5tDxiENJ— Michael Ramirez (@michrami_) February 2, 2018
I mean look at this!
This is Indiana basketball. The lines at Jennings County High School in North Vernon to get Romeo Langford’s autograph after the @IndianaMBB hopeful @yeahyeah_22 had a career-high 63 in a 102-52 New Albany win. He stayed for them all. Good kid. #IUBB #HoosierHysteria pic.twitter.com/Bqd6retxQZ— marty ford pieratt (@martypieratt) February 2, 2018
This isn’t the first time Romeo Langford has heard the state’s preference for his post-secondary education and will most likely not be the last. The 6’5” scorer trimmed his list down to three a few months ago, leaving IU in a three-horse race with Vanderbilt and Kansas for his services.
The Hoosiers appeared to have a ton of momentum back in the fall before Vanderbilt made a surge following the commitment of former-IU target Darius Garland. The Hoosiers and Commodores are now in a dead heat in 247’s Crystal Ball predictions, with the Jayhawks a clear third.
Word from Langford’s camp indicates a decision won’t be made until the Spring, which could be seen as a good or bad thing (as is the case with just about any aspect of a high-level recruitment). On the one hand, it gives Archie and co. plenty of time to make their case for coming to Bloomington. On the other, maybe he’s delaying his decision to get through his high school season so he doesn’t have a horde of Indiana fans yelling at him for going to Nashville or Lawrence while he tries to play basketball.