Recruiting season is officially in full force for high school basketball, with many top prospects narrowing their lists and setting up visits with a final decision in sight.
One popular five-star prospect in the rumor mill? 2018 guard Romeo Langford, but it’s news you’re probably not going to like…
According to Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader, Kentucky is likely slipping in the Langford sweepstakes.
“The buzz in recruiting circles is that Langford and Calipari didn’t quite click during their Team USA time together,” said Roberts.
Dealing with back spasms, Langford played just 29 minutes in the FIBA World Cup in Egypt, and didn’t necessarily find his groove in the time he did play.
“He’s expected to cut his list to seven schools sometime soon, and Kentucky might make that list, ” Roberts said. “But – as of now – it seems highly unlikely that he ends up as a Wildcat.”
At the adidas Uprising Gauntlet in Spartanburg last month, sources told KSR that Calipari and the Wildcats are still interested, but the star out of New Albany, IN is certainly not the priority he once was.
“While some of the other prospects are still blossoming, Langford has hit a plateau,” a source said. “The coaching staff really doesn’t feel like he’s improved all that much in the last year. He hasn’t separated himself from the competition the way they expected him to.”
Langford still has a while before he sets a decision date, and if he takes a major step up his senior year, we could see Kentucky ramp up their recruiting efforts.
The Wildcats aren’t out of the running, but it sure isn’t looking likely Langford ends up in blue and white.