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New Albany's Langford picks up UK offer, addresses prep school speculation

New Albany, Indiana (WAVE) - New Albany High School star Romeo Langford picked up another scholarship offer on Wednesday. This one from the University of Kentucky.

"I was in fourth period and my dad texted me and told me that Kentucky had offered me," Langford told WAVE 3 Sports.

The Cats join a growing list that includes Indiana, Louisville, Purdue, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Duke and Kansas. Bruins head coach Steve Alford visited New Albany on Wednesday.

"It just makes me happy to know that what I'm doing being noticed by some of the great schools," Langford said.

Just a sophomore, Langford led the the Bulldogs to the 2016 Indiana 4A State Championship. It was just the second state basketball title in school history and the first since 1973.

Romeo figures to be a top target on the recruiting circuit this summer. "What we're just trying to do is help him and his family as best we can, and when it comes time for them to make a decision as to where he's going to go, New Albany head coach Jim Shannon said. "It's going to be up to Romeo and Mr. and Mrs, Langford and that's it."

Despite rampant speculation that Langford may look for a prep school to finish out his high school career, that would be news to Romeo and his coach.

"Yes sir, there's no reason for me to go to a prep school," Langford said.

Coach Shannon added, "for Romeo, this is where he's always wanted to be, this is where he's going to stay. There are no guarantees in life about anything, but I feel pretty good about his staying here and finishing here."

One state title down, and according to Shannon, plenty of goals ahead.

"He wants to be an Indiana All-Star, he always has, he wants to be Mister Basketball, he wanted to win a State Championship, he's already won one, now he wants to win multiple, he can only do that here. He's still not our all-time leading scorer, he will be next year, three or four games into the season. He'll pass Chad Hunter. He's got 1,303 right now and I think he needs 1,450."

Langford, a 6-4 guard, averaged 29.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists this past season.

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