To put it mildly, junior cornerback Brendan Langley of Marietta (Ga.) Kell has burst onto the scene in the past month. Without an offer four weeks ago, he now is among the most coveted prospects in Georgia.
"I have nine offers," Langley said. "The most recent is Ole Miss. That came Friday of last week."
All nine offers have come from Southeastern Conference programs. Right now, two of those schools stand out.
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"Georgia is definitely one of them," Langley said. "The other is Alabama."
Why those two?
"It's because of the relationships I've developed with the coaches," Langley said. "And the conversations we've had. They make sure they email me all the time. And they tell me to give them a call and stay in contact. Things like that."
Langley has visited Georgia twice this year, once in January and once last weekend. The Bulldogs offered the 6-foot-1, 180 pound standout shortly after the first trip to Athens.
"Both visits went pretty well," he said. "Visiting as just a prospect and visiting with an offer are two completely different things. They showed me a lot more love this time and I appreciate it. [Georgia assistant Will Friend] is the offensive line coach. Recruits were blowing up his phone all day trying to get a hold of him, but he was with me the whole day."
Langley also has visited Tuscaloosa.
"That went just as well as my visits to Georgia," he said. "They showed me just as much love as Georgia did. They were always by my side."
This weekend, Langley will visit Tennessee.
Ideally, he would like to end the recruiting process sooner rather than later.
"Hopefully it will happen before my senior campaign so all I have to do is just focus on leading my team to a state championship."