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Recruiting heats up for Langi

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Harvey Langi had multiple offers before his dominating performance at last weekend's Miami Nike Camp and now the South Jordan (Utah) Bingham running back has seen his recruitment really take off even more.
"Mail is flowing in like crazy," Langi said. "Just every school, it's coming in like crazy, like wildfire. I just go to school and pick it all up."
Some of the new schools involved are Southern Cal, Alabama, LSU, Miami, Kansas and Duke. Langi, who's included on the Rivals 250 to watch list, already had offers from BYU, Colorado, Stanford, UCLA, Utah and Wyoming.
"Once I knew I did good in Miami I knew it would start spreading," Langi said. "When I came back there was already an article in the newspaper so I was like, all right, here it comes.
"If I keep going down the right path it's probably going to get harder and harder recruiting-wise. It's exciting. I'm very thankful. It just makes the decision even more difficult."
Langi, who will visit Utah on Friday, said among his offers that Stanford, UCLA and BYU stand out the most but it's difficult to gauge where things are headed because so many new schools are getting involved. The Utah running back will attend the Los Angeles Nike Camp later this month and things could get even busier.
The year Toby Gerhart had at running back helps Stanford's chances with Langi, who said he likes coach Jim Harbaugh, the Palo Alto campus and the fact that the Cardinal have proven they will run the ball.
"Harbaugh is a great guy and their campus is amazing and of course their school is amazing academics-wise and I know they're an up-and-coming team that's going to get better and better," Langi said. "Their running back from last year had a great run. It proves they run the rock a lot, too."
One of the biggest things that helps UCLA is that offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Norm Chow has proven to be so innovative in his play-calling.
With BYU, familiarity and location play a big role and Langi has been there so often he's developed a good relationship with its coaching staff.
"I grew up being a big BYU fan," Langi said. "A lot of my cousins went there. I've been down there so many times doing their camps that I made a personal connection with their coaches but I like going out of state too checking out all the schools. It's hard."
And will probably get harder.
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