Huntsville (Ala.) small forward Josh Langford became the first high school junior-to-be to commit to Louisville when he made the announcement this morning. The 6-6, super athletic slasher is currently rated as the 48th best player in his class by Scout.com.
Though his ability to get to the bucket and finish is tremendous, the consensus from the scouts is that he must develop a more reliable outside shot in order to be a true offensive threat at the three.
Langford's uncle and cousin are Louisville residents, and Josh's familiarity with the city gave U of L an inside track from the beginning of his recruitment.
"My dream school is Louisville," Langford said two weeks ago. "I love their program; the style they play and of course they have a great coach."
He had also been pursued by Memphis, Miami, Mississippi State, Clemson, Alabama, Missouri, Kansas State and USC.