Florida Gators: Brendan Langley

SEC lunchtime links

September, 24, 2013
There's plenty going on in SEC country. From the weekend that was to the key matchups on the horizon, such as Alabama-Ole Miss and Georgia-LSU, here are some key reads from around the league:

ESPN 150 CB Wiggins makes decision 

January, 17, 2013
Sunday, ESPN 150 cornerback Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) returned from an official visit to South Carolina. Later that evening he received a call from Mark Richt. The Georgia head coach asked if he should be worried about Wiggins changing his commitment from Georgia to the Gamecocks. Wiggins told Richt no, but that he still planned to take visits to Florida and Texas A&M.

UGA gets CB Brendan Langley on campus 

September, 19, 2012
Five months ago, the University of Georgia took the lead for its top cornerback target, ESPN 300 prospect Brendan Langley (Marietta, Ga./Kell). The lead was short-lived, as one month later Langley had a new top three of Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee after a “misunderstanding” with the Georgia staff. Three months later the 6-foot-1, 185-pound athlete committed to South Carolina.

Brendan Langley
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSCB Brendan Langley (Marietta, Ga./Kell) is intrigued by the prospect of playing basketball and football at UGA.
Last weekend, the Bulldogs had Langley back on campus, along with his teammate and Georgia defensive back commitment Quincy Mauger (Marietta, Ga./Kell). It started off like any other unofficial visit, with time spent with the coaching staff.

“I talked to Coach Mike Bobo, Coach Todd Grantham and Coach Mark Richt, and they told me how bad they want me, how they could use me, and not to worry about the number of corners we have committed,” Langley said.

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JEFFERSON, Ga. -- One of the fastest prospects in Georgia has seen his recruitment heat up over the last few weeks, as running back Josh Mercer (Guyton, Ga./South Effingham) has picked up offers from Florida, Tennessee, N.C. State, Middle Tennessee State and South Alabama. Mercer says MTSU offered after coming to track practice, and Tennessee saw him work out. N.C. State and Florida were expected to stop by Wednesday, with Kirk Olivadotti from Georgia and a coach from Georgia Tech also planning to come by soon.

The Gators are in good shape with the 5-foot-11, 185-pound running back, who placed sixth in the 100 meters with a run of 10.92 at the Georgia AAAA state track meet on Sunday.

“Florida stands out from the schools that have offered,” Mercer said. “Brian White is recruiting me to Florida, and he is a great coach who cares a lot about me and seems to really want me on the team.”

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JEFFERSON, Ga. -- ESPN 150 defensive back Brendan Langley (Marietta, Ga./Kell) reaffirmed his top three on Sunday, listing the same top schools from his last visit to Athens, Ga. in April.

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It was his third visit since receiving an offer from the University of Georgia, but for defensive back Brendan Langley (Marietta, Ga./Kell) the G-Day spring scrimmage showcased some different aspects of the Bulldogs’ program.

“The spring game was everything I expected, but it was actually more intense than I thought,” Langley said. “I really like the way Coach [Todd] Grantham runs his defense and his attention to detail. It is a game of inches, so his attention to detail is important. The coaches also pointed out how Branden Smith was lined up on offense in the spring game, and they pointed out that it could be me in a few years.”

Georgia recently took the lead for prospect ranked at No. 84 in the nation, and his feelings have not changed since his time last weekend in Athens.

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CB Brendan Langley has Gators in top 5

March, 13, 2012
Kell's (Marietta, Ga.) Brendan Langley, an ESPNU 150 Watch List cornerback, took in the Atlanta NFSC this past weekend and took time out to break down his recruitment. His top five in no particular order includes: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Top five for Watch List CB Langley 

March, 12, 2012
Although he was already considered one of the top cornerbacks in the Southeast, Brendan Langley (Marietta, Ga./Kell) did not hesitate to show up at the Atlanta Nike Combine Sunday ready to compete. The 6-foot-1, 181-pound defensive back ran an electronic 4.61 40-yard dash, a 4.61 shuttle, a 36.3-inch vertical jump, and threw the power ball 36 feet -- for an impressive 103.71 SPARQ rating. Langley was not disappointed with his performance, but he was not quite satisfied either.

"I feel that I did above average, but I think it could go up," Langley said.

With all nine of his current offers coming from the SEC, chances are he will be playing his football in the Southeastern Conference next year. At the moment, Langley says Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Vanderbilt are standing out, but a few programs are trying to make a push for the ESPNU 150 Watch List cornerback.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With depth and talent at the cornerback position, the Florida Gators will be selective with their targets for the 2013 recruiting class.

The Gators landed two cornerback prospects, Brian Poole and Willie Bailey, in their 2012 recruiting class. Bailey was a mid-term enrollee and Poole was an Under Armour All-American. Both could potentially see early playing time for the Gators.

As it currently stands, Florida has no commitments from 2013 prospects, but look for the Gators to land between two to three cornerbacks next signing day.

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Cornerback Brendan Langley (Marietta, Ga./Kell) was in Athens, Ga., recently for the VID (Very Important Dawg) Day. He spoke about his visit and his top three schools, which includes the Florida Gators.


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