March 6, 2012

Two-ways for Langley?

Kell defensive back Brendan Langley is a man of many talents.

In 2011 for the Longhorns, Langley caught passes, took handoffs, locked down receivers, returned kicks, and established himself as an intimidating tackler on the perimeter.

Langley made the trip to Athens this past Saturday for UGA's Very Important Dawg (VID) Day, and the Georgia coaches let him know exactly how they want to use all of those talents.

"They told me that they want me to be an impact player, and on both sides of the ball," said Langley. "They want me to be a Brandon Boykin-type of player, and that is exactly what I want. I didn't want to say anything or force the issue, but it is what I want. I wanted a chance to play on both sides of the ball and to do stuff on special teams."

Its no secret that the Georgia coaching staff has spoken with other players in this 2013 class, one of which is new UGA commitment and Goose Creek (Goose Creek, S.C.) wide receiver Tramel Terry, about filling that same role as a three-way threat.

According to Langley, he has no problem with playing with guys that can do the things he can do.

"Oh yeah, that is perfectly fine.," said Langley . "The more the merrier. Whatever it takes to win games, I am all for it. The Georgia coaches let me know that if I am going to make plays for them, and be a difference maker, that I'm going to have to be rested and fresh. The only way to do that is to have great players out there with you. So I am cool with other guys filling that role too."

One of the highlights of Langley's trip to the Classic City was spending time with the coaches, and the coach that hosted him, despite not being his area or position recruiter, gave him the VID treatment.

"I spent the whole day with Coach (Will) Friend," said Langley. "He is a really good guy, and really laid back. He had linemen blowing him up, and he never left me really. He spent the day with me, and really showed me a good time. Coach (Scott) Lakatos spent a lot of time with me too, and barely left my side. It as cool to get that kind of attention there."

The Peach State blue chipper visited Georgia in January for their first 2013 Junior Day and had a great time, but this trip to the UGA campus was much different now that he held an offer from the Bulldogs.

"I could definitely tell the difference in being there with an offer," he said. "I got a lot more attention and spent a lot more time with the coaches. That could be because it was VID and the group was smaller, but I could tell it had more to do with how much they wanted me since they offered."

VID also gave the Marietta native a chance to get more information about where he would fit in at UGA academically.

"Academics are a big thing with me, and it was cool to see how they keep you on track there," said Langley. "They definitely want me to come back and check everything out. I can take up to three absences to visit the school during the week and see the campus and all. I want to major in Chemistry, so I would have to come on a weekday so I can see their labs and all."

Langley hasn't been shy about admitting that he grew up a Georgia fan, and has a great deal of love and respect for the Georgia program.

It is a familiar team from the SEC West, however, that is giving the Bulldogs a run for their money at this point.

"I don't have a single leader right now," said Langley. "Georgia and Alabama are in the running to be my top school right now. Those are my top two. Both schools have recruited me hard, and I've had a great time on both campuses."

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