After months of speculation, 4-star cornerback Isaiah Langley has committed to USC to play his college football for the Trojans as part of the 2015 class.
Justin Hopkins of 247 Sports broke the news about the Foothill High School (Pleasanton, California) player's decision:
Langley announced his decision to join the Trojans over several other notable programs in the PAC-12. He received offers from teams like California, UCLA, Arizona, Oregon and Oregon State, but ultimately decided his skill set fit with USC.
Hopkins noted early on in the process that Langley was a special prospect:
Though he won't be ready for this coming season as part of the 2015 haul, Langley might just be an early enrollee with USC. He referenced his decision to potentially graduate early from Foothill, via Trenise Ferreira of Bleacher Report.
"I’m looking to graduate early in January," he said. "So I have to take a couple college courses here [at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif.] and just get that knocked out early."
Ranked as the No. 7 cornerback and No. 86 overall prospect in 247Sports' composite rankings, Langley possesses great footwork and speed that could end up projecting him as a wide receiver in college. Blair Angulo of ESPN.com provides a look at the athlete's skill set:
At 5'11", 170 pounds, Langley has the frame of a corner. But with the rise of undersized receivers at both the college and NFL level, he might just wind up as another great receiver in the Trojans system.
Earlier in the recruiting process, Rivals Camp also passed along video of the potential corner jumping a route:
Which position will Langley play in college?
Langley clearly has the athleticism and hands to break out at either position with the Trojans. What the future holds will be interesting to watch as he vies for a starting role during his freshman campaign, but early indications are he'll be used on defense.
For a program on the rise in the PAC-12, Langley will make an instant impact with his skills at either position. If he does enroll early and get a chance to compete during the spring, he has a chance to get a leg up on every other high school player coming in.
Regardless of where he plays during his freshman season, expect Langley to make a splash in the USC recruiting class.
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