Langston Hughes, a new high school founded just back in 2009, had a historic week for its football prospects. Seven players received offers from Division 1 football schools. Just this afternoon, star Class of ’17 wide receiver Sean Nelson committed to Maryland.
— Langston Recruiting (@RecruitLangston) May 7, 2016
Their recent recruiting success can be traced to the creation of their @RecruitLangston Twitter page, which was made on April 20th. We asked Langston Hughes coach Daniel “Boone” Williams on how it has impacted his football team.
“I think the surge of offers are surely coming from our new account. Plus we think the timing is perfect. Twitter has brought us closer to coaches from all levels. D1, D2, D3, etc.”
Williams continued on how the Twitter recruiting network is perfect for his budding football program. “We get a heads up on visits prior and coaches seem to be more prone to contact this account more than our other @langstonfootbal.”
As we mentioned earlier, this week has been nothing short of historic for the program. For the Class of ’17, Sean Nelson grabbed headlines with his commitment to Maryland this afternoon. The Terps were his first FBS offer back in February. Signal-caller Isaiah Green received an offer from North Carolina Central—he was Offensive Player of the Year in his region last fall. Karam Puckett, another class of 17 receiver for Langston Hughes, was offered by Jacksonville State. Three other schools are close to offering.
On the defensive side, linebacker Josh Swilling received an offer from Hampton. Joshua Brown is a DB who landed offers from Tulane and Cincinnati. Mississippi State stands in good position for Brown after it offered him in early April and got him to visit a few weeks later on the 16th.
The offers did not stop with seniors. Underclassmen Tony Jones (2018 WR) and Charles Thomas (2019 LB) also received their first college offers. Jones was offered by Jacksonville State and Toledo this week. The two-sport star (basketball) looks to have a ton of potential at wide receiver. Thomas was offered by West Virginia, Tulane and Toledo this week. The class of 2019 linebacker is a beast and can squat 500 pounds already.
Langston Hughes football is obviously on the rise. College coaches also need to view their website where you can see a breakdown of their whole roster, including HUDL pages and Twitter accounts.
Our staff was really impressed with the high school from Fairburn and how they have implemented technology into their football program. Visit langstonfootball.com for further information.
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