Posted: 1:16 pm Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
By Jodie Wagner
There was little suspense at Santaluces High on Wednesday, as star receiver Darrell Langham, as promised, signed a national letter of intent with Miami.
The 6-foot-5, 190-pound senior verbally committed to the Hurricanes last June and toured the campus Jan. 17. It was Langham’s only official visit during the recruiting season.
“It’s the only place I actually wanted to go,” said Langham, who received offers from Florida State, Arkansas, Illinois and Massachusetts. “It would actually better me as a person.”
Langham will join a solid group of UM recruits at wide receiver, including Braxton Berrios of Raleigh, N.C., Tyre Brady of Homestead-South Dade and tight end/receiver David Njoku of Cedar Grove, N.J.
He looks forward to playing immediately for the Hurricanes, who finished 9-4 last season under coach Al Golden.
“I hope to fit in where I’m needed,” he said. “If they need me for small plays, big plays, whatever.”
Langham was a key part of the offense for Santaluces during his career there.
As a senior last season, he caught 17 passes for 291 yards and four touchdowns despite being double-covered regularly, coach Jason Bradley said.
“He’s been unimaginably important to the success that we’ve had,” said Bradley, who was hired in December as head coach but has worked as a Chiefs’ assistant for the past five seasons.
“We wouldn’t have been able to do the things that we did. I was the offensive coordinator for the first time last year and he was a big part of my game plan week in and week out.”