South Alabama snags Lang

Cornerback Tiquan Lang of Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes could have waited around for other offers to come, but during a trip to Mobile, Ala., on Friday he decided the time was right to pull the trigger.
"I committed to South Alabama," Lang told on Saturday.
Apparently, it was an easy decision.
"I liked it a lot," Lang said. "I liked the facilities and I liked where they're going with it. I see they're trying to make big moves. They're trying to get a new field on campus. They want to play bigger colleges. I want to be a part of that."
South Alabama was the first - and as of Saturday - only program to offer the 5-feet-9, 174-pound Lang, a two-year starter for Lowndes that recorded four interceptions and 89 tackles in 2011.
"I talked to the head coach [Joey Jones] and the DB coach [Duwan Walker] on the visit," Lang said. "They've all been waiting on it. The head coach told me he was ready, he was waiting on me."
The possibility of early playing time was a major draw.
"They told me I can come in and start," Lang said. "They've got a good program. They've got a lot going on and they've got good coaches. I love Coach Walker. This place was the best for me getting on the field and it's a great atmosphere."
According to Lang, other schools were showing interest.
"I was supposed to go to Georgia Tech," Lang said. "They said they needed to see me at one of their one-day camps. Ole Miss wants me to come to a camp. And Purdue."
With his verbal to South Alabama, however, Lang said, "I'm done" with the recruiting process.
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