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Romeo Langford recruiting: Elite guard trending toward Kansas Jayhawks?

One reporter says Kansas is the likely destination for Romeo Langford, which may actually be good for Kentucky.


Earlier today, we wrote how the FBI investigation into college basketball corruption may have an affect on Romeo Langford.

Well, it looks like it may have already.

According to Indy Star reporter Gregg Doyel, Langford is believed to be trending towards the Indiana Hoosiers and Kansas Jayhawks, but it may actually be Kansas in the lead for the elite guard/wing.

Kansas hasn’t been viewed as a major threat for Langford, at least compared to Indiana and the Louisville Cardinals. But with Louisville likely out of the picture now, that’s opened the door for other schools to jump into his recruitment.

That will almost certainly not include Kentucky, but Langford to Kansas may actually be good news for the Wildcats.

With Kentucky and Kansas both in hot pursuit of Zion Williamson, one would think having Langford at one of those schools could make it hard for them to land another perimeter player like Williamson.

This would actually jive with reports that Clemson, not Kansas, is the biggest challenger for Kentucky in Williamson’s recruitment.

Another recruitment this could help with is Quentin Grimes, a combo guard who’s believed to be favoring Kansas over Kentucky going into the fall. Depending on whether Grimes is being sold as a point guard or shooting guard by Kansas, Langford could have an impact on his recruitment.

Grimes is set to visit Kentucky later this week. I would guess Langford at Kansas would have more of an impact on Williamson than Grimes.

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