One time pledge, Ocala (Fla.) Vanguard Bryce Langston hasn’t been committed to Florida since May, but that hasn’t stopped the defensive end from keeping in constant contact with the Gators staff since then.
“Everything’s been good,” he said. “Everything’s been the same since I was committed and since I de-committed.”
Playing football at an elite program less than an hour from his home is undoubtedly a draw for the four-star. But even with Gainesville so close to his real family, Langston said certain UF coaches are still trying to drive the point of the “home away from home” atmosphere to him.
“Coach [Dan] Mullen, [Christian] Robinson, really the whole staff,” he said. “They treat me the same, like a family.”
Langston being the closest with the Gators’ head coach and arguably best recruiter on the staff can only help amp up the idea of the former commit ultimately landing on Florida’s roster.
Not to mention, Langston is feeling the love from the staff.
“They like me a lot,” he said. “They just want me at this program.”
Langston is a top 50 overall prospect and the third-ranked DE in the 2021 class, according to the 247 Sports Composite Ranking.
Not surprisingly, some of the highest-caliber programs in the country are after him.
But, the 6-foot-3, 250-pound prospect is keeping his options wide open. Langston has been teasing about a possible top three release on twitter for quite some time, but he has yet to drop it.
For the time being, Langston is playing close to the vest about his top schools outside of Florida.
“LSU… really just everyone that’s recruiting me,” he said.
He doesn’t have any concrete visits planned out, but says he will come back to visit Gainesville “probably sometime in the summer.”