Live Evaluation: 2013 CB Brendan Langley

Live Evaluation: 2013 CB Brendan Langley

Brendan Langley and the Kell Longhorns fell to the Gainesville Red Elephants Friday night, but Langley ended his Kell career on a very high note. He put on a show.

  • Prospect: Brendan Langley
  • Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
  • High School: Kell
  • Class: 2013
  • Position: Cornerback
  • Size: 6-1/185
  • Ranking on Scout: No. 14 CB | No. 146 Overall
  • Recruiting Notes: Now committed to Georgia. Originally was committed to South Carolina, but flipped to UGA on November 20.

    The game Scout watched Langley play in was Gainesville vs. Kell on November 23.

    Scouting Report: Langley came ready to play and he left it all on the field Friday night. This was one of the most exciting high school football games I have seen and Gainesville finally pulled away in the fourth quarter after a couple of Kell turnovers to win 61-42.

    Langley was very impressive. He never left the field in the first half. He played every offensive snap, defensive snap, and was in on each special teams unit. He was a big part of the 35-21 Kell lead at the break because he scored three first half touchdowns at wide receiver.

    He added a fourth touchdown in the second half and he also blocked an extra point on special teams. He only gave up one completion at corner as well when in man coverage, and he finished with right around half a dozen tackles on the night.

    What stood out the most about Langley was his game speed. Some questioned his 40 yard dash time at legit combines earlier this year because there were some mid to low 4.6 times out there, but he plays much faster than those times would indicate. Anyone that questioned his speed should not.

    He scored on an 80 yard short pass and he took it to the house untouched and as soon as he hit the seem, he was gone.

    Langley could likely play wide receiver right now at UGA and make an impact, and while he may be very good on the offensive side of the ball because of his speed, hands, and big play ability, he still has even more upside at cornerback.

    At corner in this game, he really did a good job of playing his position whether being asked to play man or soft coverage. He was never really out of position, he contained his edge against the run, and he really stayed with his receiver other than one time on a slant route where he got caught looking back at the quarterback. He still reacted well and made the tackle keeping the receiver out of the end zone.

    He played a very strong defensive game even though that was overshadowed by his big plays on offense, where he had 167 yards receiving on five catches, and scored on four of those. He can still improve on his back pedal, it is a little choppy, and just adding strength to get better against the more physical receivers on the next level.

    Overall, this four-star was very impressive. He did not leave the field for more than five total plays in this ball game and dud all he could to help Kell pull this one out. He is set to enroll at UGA in January and odds are extremely high that he sees the field as a true freshman.

    Stock: Up. He really showed the ability to take over a game when given the opportunity. He made a huge impact on both sides of the ball.

    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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