Fresh off of making another Final Four run, Tom Izzo and Michigan State reeled in a huge recruit Monday, when 2016 five-star prospect Josh Langford offered up an early commitment to the Spartans.
Langford, a 6’5” shooting guard from Madison, Alabama, will give Izzo a lethal scorer. He is a unanimous top-20 recruit by most scouting services. Langford is the No.10 prospect according to Scout.com, No.17 by Rivals.com and the No.13 player according to ESPN’s rankings.
More from Reggie Rankin of ESPN, who first reported the news:
“I did a lot of praying and consulting with God about it. Michigan State had been there since I was a freshman,” Langford said. “I just felt a connection with head coach Tom Izzo more than any other coach I talked to on the phone or spoke with in person.”
Langford is a strong and skilled guard who excels on and off the ball and can score. Ranked as the best player in the state of Alabama and the No. 2 overall shooting guard in the class, Langford has all the tools to be an immediate impact player for the Spartans.
Langford had his pick of the litter when it came to selecting a school, as he turned down Arizona, Duke, Kentucky and plenty of other prestigious schools to commit to Izzo and the Spartans. He’ll join another top-50 prospect, Nick Ward, in the Spartans’ 2016 class.
After seeing McDonald’s All-American Caleb Swanigan de-commit from the program last month, Izzo is back on top, and the addition of Langford should keep the Spartans an elite team for the foreseeable future.