January 3, 2010

Langford sees opportunity at MSU

Earlier tonight Spartanmag.com broke the news the Westland John Glenn standout Jeremy Langford had committed to Michigan State University. We spoke with Langford and got some details about his decision to join the Green and White.

Langford was offered his scholarship a few weeks ago prior to attending the Free Press Dream Team Banquet. The next weekend he headed out to Colorado on an Official Visit to check out the Buffalos. Though he thoroughly enjoyed his time out there, he felt like Michigan State was the place for him.

"I sat down with my family earlier today and we talked about it, Langford said. "We watched the game last night and that helped. Being close to home was important so my family can come and see me play."

Langford decided that since he knew where he wanted to go, their was not reason to wait any longer and risk missing out on the opportunity to become a member of the Green and White.

First I called up Coach Enos and told him," he said. "Then I spoke with Coach Dantonio. He was real excited for me. I am going to take my official visit on January 15th."

As many are aware, Michigan State has suffered a tremendous amount of attrition at the running back position the last 3 months. What once was a crowded backfield now is down to having only two returning players with any experience. That fact made East Lansing and even more attractive destination for Langford.

I think it is a good opportunity for me there. I have been thinking about it for a while since I was offered. Colorado was real nice, but Michigan State is close to him. I also know players there and guy coming in like Nick Hill and William Gholston."

The Spartans have commitments from other running backs Nick Hill and Levonte Bell, but each player has a very different skill set. Hill is a smaller back who uses his quickness and low center of gravity to pile up the yards. Bell is a bigger back who could also end up playing some fullback or H-back due to his size and hand. Langford is the true speedster. His straight-line speed means that if he breaks through the first level he could be gone.

To see video of Langford in action, click the link below.

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