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Newly offered DB enjoys UA visit

2/25/2012

It’s been quite the week for Marietta, Ga., defensive back Brendan Langley.

The 2013 prospect received offers from Georgia and South Carolina on Tuesday, Mississippi and Tennessee on Wednesday, Alabama on Thursday, and Florida on Friday before capping the week off with a visit to Tuscaloosa on Saturday for the Crimson Tide’s junior day.

“It was a phenomenal time,” Langley said. “Coach (Nick) Saban and Coach (Kirby) Smart did a very good job of making me feel at home and extremely comfortable. I didn’t have any doubts coming into it, and I definitely don’t have any doubts coming out.

“We took a tour of the school. We toured the facilities. The facilities are extremely nice. We came back at the end and had a talk with the players, and then we took off.”

When Langley sat down in Coach Saban’s office, the two talked about the possibility of him playing cornerback. Saban also made a point to discuss the academic side of the equation, including his major and his future.

“From a player standpoint, they were talking about how they love my size and my speed,” Langley said. “From a school standpoint, they both really put an emphasis on their pharmacology program and how I would be able to go into an undergraduate class first, then come back in hopes of furthering my degree in pharmacology because that’s what I want to do.”

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect recently visited Athens for Georgia's junior day, and he wants to try and visit Florida and South Carolina. After taking his first two visits, the Bulldogs and the Crimson Tide may have an early lead for his services.

“Obviously, Georgia and Alabama are standing out because that’s where I’ve been, but hopefully I can get over to South Carolina, down to Florida, and Tennessee definitely. It’s all new to me right now.”

Langley has seen his recruitment take off in the last week, but he said the Crimson Tide offer he received on Thursday from Coach Saban was one he was hoping for.

“I was speechless,” Langley said. “I didn’t know what to say. I just said, ‘thank you’ and accepted it because you really can’t get much better than the University of Alabama.”