Future150 Southeast Analyst. Covering high school basketball across the Southeast.
Atlanta, GA (Future150) -- It isn’t easy being one of the best players from a state, as peers are focused on giving him their best performance each game. But it is even tougher when you haven’t even entered high school yet.
That is the situation for Josh Langford, who has starred for Madison Academy (Ala.) since he was in the 7th grade. Now, he is faced with the challenge of being one of the premiere players in his class, but once again, he has a target on his back at all times.
Nevertheless, the incoming freshman is focused on other things besides colleges and players giving him all they have. Instead, he is focused on his game and getting better.
“I’m not really looking into the recruiting process right now,” Langford explained at the Fab Frosh Camp. “I am just working on getting better and focusing on AAU season.”
With Langford being labeled as one of the better players in his class for quite some time, there is no doubt the 6-foot-4 guard has talented. As a guard, he possesses the strength and body that few prospects his age can match.
His body is something that sets him apart, but Langford feels he has other strengths, too.
“I think I can see the floor really well and score at all three levels. I feel like if you have the ability to score at all three levels, it will be easier and you will be more successful in college.”
Despite his talent, there is always room for improvement, as he acknowledges.
“To be great, you have to work on everything. That’s how I feel about my game,” he said.
Colleges have taken notice of Langford’s hard work and talent over the past few years; he currently holds offers from in-state schools Auburn and Alabama, along with high interest from Tennessee.
“I grew up rooting for North Carolina. I wouldn’t say it is a dream school, but I liked them growing up.”
At the end of the day, Langford is looking to improve on his skills and talent.
“I’m looking for a coach that will make me better and help me reach my dreams.”