DB Brendan Langley of Marietta, GA, one of the prize recruits in USC’s 2013 recruiting class, is now one of the prize recruits in Georgia’s 2013 class. Langley announced today that he is now committed to Georgia. He said he contacted USC last Thursday to inform them of the news. Langley visited Georgia four times in recent months including the past weekend. He wants to play basketball and football in college and said Georgia gives him the best opportunity for that. ‘South Carolina really wasn’t in to me doing that,” Langley said in a video interview on ESPN.com. “I talk to (Georgia basketball) Coach Fox once a week and our relationship is pretty good.” Langley’s teammate and close friend Quincy Mauger is a UGA commitment and he said the two want to play together. And he cited the proximity to Athens as another reasons. Langley’s decommitment leaves USC with 21 commitments in their class.
RB David Williams of Philadelphia was scheduled for an official visit to Tennessee this coming weekend but the coaching change there changed his plans. Williams now plans to take an official visit to Ohio State this weekend for the Michigan game. He has been to Arizona State and will also set officials with USC and Miami. USC will be his last visit January 19th. He’s looking at Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Penn State for the fifth visit. Williams talked to USC running backs coach Everette Sands Monday and planned to call recruiter GA Mangus Monday night. And the Gamecocks, who have been strong with Williams for months, remain so. “South Carolina is my favorite but I’m liking Miami right now,” Williams said. “And you can say Ohio State is a favorite. But South Carolina leads right now. I have a great relationship with the coaching staff. I enjoyed myself on my visit and I can see myself playing there.” Williams has been planning to announce his decision at the Semper Fidelis Game January 4th in Carson, CA but he said Monday night he could announce soon after some more official visits. His team is still in the playoffs and Williams has rushed for 1500 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Former Clemson commitment DE Elijah Daniel of Avon, IN said Monday night he was called earlier in the day by Clemson recruiter Brent Venables and informed he no longer had an offer from the Tigers. “They really didn’t feel like I should take other visits,” said Daniel who has taken official visits to Marshall and Mississippi State. “It’s disappointing but they had to do what they had to do.” Daniel plans to visit Ole Miss this weekend and is also looking at Florida, Miami and Arizona State. Daniel committed to Clemson last June and up until Monday night, despite his other visits, he had planned to stick with the Tigers. “There was a strong possibility I would have stayed with them.” Daniel said he is improving with his academics and feels he has a good chance to qualify. This season he had 80 tackles with 12 sacks.