Longtime UGA football recruit Tray Matthews predicted a commitment for the Bulldogs on Tuesday.
He was right.
Brendan Langley, a highly-regarded cornerback from Kell High School, told the AJC he committed to UGA on Tuesday after backing off his pledge to South Carolina earlier in the day.
“There’s no place like home,” Langley said in a text message.
Langley is a 6-foot-1, 190-pounder who has the height that UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham covets at the corner position. Langley is a consensus 4-star and considered by some to be the state’s No. 1 prospect at cornerback.
UGA now has 28 commitments for its 2013 class, including six that will play either cornerback or safety – two positions of need because the Bulldogs will suffer heavy losses at both after this season due to graduation.
Langley has had a hot-cold recruiting relationship with UGA, which was the first school to offer him a football scholarship. At one point, he had UGA and Alabama as his co-leaders then abruptly knocked the Bulldogs down to No. 4 for a “miscommunication” he would not elaborate on. That was shortly before he committed to South Carolina last summer.
Grantham has never given up on Langley, who attended last week’s game between the Bulldogs and Georgia Southern. Another big factor in UGA’s favor was that his Kell teammate, Quincy Mauger, is also committed to the Bulldogs.
Matthews, who accurately predicted an impending UGA commitment Twitter on Tuesday night, also projects to play safety at UGA.
Langley has also said that he plans to try out for UGA’s basketball team, although he only played nine games at Kell last season as a junior before quitting due to an ankle injury. Langley said he wants to play point guard for the Bulldogs after playing forward in high school.
Langley’s flip to UGA, which has been rumored to be in the process for weeks, may have impacted the decision of JC DB Steven Nelson, who de-committed from UGA last week. Nelson said he hadn’t heard much from UGA since committing to Bulldogs last February.
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