Thankfully, it seems Jereme Richmond’s abrupt departure will not affect the Illini recruits. A few days after Richmond announced he was leaving, Alabama small forward Devin Langford announced that he will sign with the Illini on April 13. April 13 is the first day that recruits can sign a national letter of intent during the regular signing period.
Rather than being discouraged by the news of Richmond’s departure, Langford is eager to sign, and is excited at the notion of being able to take his career to the next level the same way that Richmond is currently attempting.
Langford will join Mike Shaw, Tracy Abrams, Nnanna Egwu and Mycheal Henry as an incoming freshman next fall. Langford is the only one who did not sign with Illinois in November. He committed to Illinois after the signing period, and has recently confirmed he will indeed sign tomorrow.
According to ESPN, he is listed at 6’5″, 180 pounds and ranked 33 in his position as SF. He attended Lee High School in Huntsville, AL.
Langford played his last high school game in the the Alabama Class 5A championship game in March. Huntsville Lee was defeated 89-85 in the title game after losing an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter, a feat that the Illini are familiar with and I hope won’t be repeating next year. Langford had 17 points and 10 rebounds.
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