Brendan Langley, one of the state’s top cornerbacks, still won’t say what knocked UGA from No. 1 to No. 4 on his list of favorite colleges earlier this month. Well, Langley will, but he won’t go too much into details.
“I had a little bit of a misunderstanding with Georgia but it’s already been cleared up for a while now,” Langley told the AJC on Sunday from Los Angeles, without offering more information.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder from Kell High School bumped UGA out of the top spot earlier this month, and now has Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina as his top three.
What about UGA? There was speculation on message boards that Langley was concerned that the Bulldogs had too many commits at cornerback with five, although Tramel Terry and JJ Green are expected to play offense in college. Langley denies it.
“Message boards are ridiculous … you and I both know that,” Langley said. “I’m not going to concern myself with message boards. Whatever the case, you’re hearing it from me first.”
And what Langley wants people to hear is that he knows there’s competition everywhere – and he’s not concerned about any cornerback commits at any school, including UGA.
“I’m confident in what I do, and I’m confident in where I play,” Langley said. “In my eyes, I’m the best.”
The good news for UGA is that it just increased the chances with Langley by offering his good friend and high school teammate, Kell safety Quincy Mauger, at Mark Richt Camp. “That definitely gave UGA a boost. I’m not going to change [my ranking order of teams] because that will make people think I’m playing games. But that definitely makes a difference, whether the fans know it or not.
It makes a difference because Langley and Mauger plan to play on the same college team, even though UGA is currently the only common BCS scholarship offer for the duo. “But with the way he’s playing, he’ll have a lot more coming his way,” Langley said.
Langley tentatively plans to make his college decision by August 25. “But don’t be surprised if I commit today or tomorrow. I could wait until the 25th, or wait until before or after that. I don’t know. I’m enjoying the recruiting process. I love it.
“I don’t think I’ll commit today or tomorrow, but I might get a phone call that might make me go ahead and commit. I’m just having fun right now.”
Langley played with Team Georgia in a 7-on-7 tournament in Los Angeles this past weekend, and visited UCLA. “It’s a great place, it’s a great atmosphere … it’s so pure and everybody is always so happy.”
Interesting tidbit: Langley said one of the teachers at Kell High School is the sister of Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.
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