Recruiting: Latest on Romeo Langford, Joey Baker, Tyrese Maxey, others

Recent days have provided some major news on the recruiting trail. Here’s all you need to know.The college decision of five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford was one of the most anticipated commitments of the 2018 recruiting period.Langford narrowed his list to Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt back in November, which sparked an incessant measure of speculation from all three fan bases for months.Would he pick the hometown option at Indiana? Would he join Quentin Grimes, David McCormack and Devon Dotson at Kansas? Would he join fellow McDonald’s All-Americans Darius Garland and Simisola Shittu at Vanderbilt?RelatedUniversity of Alabama tennis signs fourth grader with rare immunodeficiencyRecruiting Column: Do grades really matter if I’m a good athlete?In the end, it was only fitting ending for Langford to tease his fans one final time by hovering over a Vanderbilt hat for a brief moment, before emphatically choosing Indiana amidst a delirious celebration at New Albany High School in Southern Indiana.With the addition of Langford, head coach Archie Miller has scrambled to gain the 9th-ranked recruiting class in 2018 according to 247Sports.Although Langford is expected to be a ‘one-and-done’ at Indiana, Hoosiers fans are hopeful that his commitment leads to future success with five-star targets like Trayce Jackson-Davis, Keion Brooks and Trendon Watford.The 2018-19 season will be an exciting year for the Hoosiers. The team will likely be in the preseason Top-25 and Langford is already talking about a national championship in Bloomington.Tyrese Maxey, the 13th ranked prospect in the class of 2019 according to 247Sports, dropped a massive two-part announcement on Twitter on Thursday night.In the Tweet, Maxey announced his final five schools Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma State and Texas, while also stating that he would make his final decision on Wednesday May 9th.Kentucky is believed to be the heavy favorite to land the services of Maxey. Earlier this week, Maxey spoke with ZagsBlog insider Sean Bock and revealed that he’s interested in reclassifying to the class of 2018.”Academically I’m fine. I take my classes, I’m a pretty good student, so I’m actually in a pretty good place for that,” Maxey told Bock. “But I just want to see what’s best for my family and best for my future. I’m ready to get that decision made.”Much of the speculation on Maxey has also revolved around Ashton Hagans, a good friend of Maxey’s who’s also been the center of reclassification rumors after he announced his commitment to Kentucky in April.In any case, Maxey will make decision on Wednesday, and any decision other than Kentucky will likely come as a major shock to the college basketball world.Almost in response to all the reclassification rumors surrounding Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey at Kentucky, Duke’s top prospect in the class of 2019 made a major announcement of his own.If it wasn’t already official, Mike Krzyzewski has likely pulled off the greatest recruiting coup in college basketball history.Although Baker may not be a viral superstar like R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson, Cameron Reddish and Tre Jones, he’s just as lethal. The 6-foot-7 small forward from Trinity Christian School in Fayetteville, N.C. (the same school that produced Dennis Smith Jr) is the one of the best shooters in the country.