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Better Know a Freshman: Bryce Langston

Florida edge defender could develop into quality starter

If LSU wants to consistently stay at the top of the college football world it will have to own the line of scrimmage. Getting after a quarterback is the great equalizer and LSU has made it a point of emphasis to stock its defensive line with four and five-star defensive linemen. Linemen like Bryce Langston.

The Story

When it comes to Bryce Langston’s journey to LSU it really kind of came out of nowhere.

An Ocala, Fla. native, the battle for Langston’s commitment was expected to have been between the state’s three big football programs: Florida, Florida State and Miami.

I can’t find when Langston got his LSU offer on any of the major recruiting websites; nor can I find any visits he took to Baton Rouge whether official or unofficial. But somehow someway Langston ended up on LSU’s radar, the staff offered a scholarship, and he felt comfortable leaving his home state of Florida for Louisiana.

But make no mistake, Langston isn’t a scrub. He’s a mid-to-low four-star prospect on the 247 composite and just outside the top-150 of all recruits in the 2021 class.

The Numbers

247 Composite Ranking: ****

247 Composite Rating: .9316

The Film

A large body that doesn’t carry much bad weight. Should be able to add more size once in college as arms and legs haven’t really developed. Has a low center of gravity which allows him to bend out on the edge and get to the quarterback. Comfortable as a stand-up pass rusher, but could eventually move inside given measurables. Has a quick first step, but lateral movement an area that can be improved. Same with ability to take on blocks. Will likely establish himself as a starter at a Power 5 school after a few years on campus. Has the potential to eventually hear his name called during Day 3 of the NFL Draft.

Scouting courtesy of 247’s Andrew Ivins

The Future

High End: Develops quicker than anticipated, becomes a contributor in 2022 and a starter in 2023/2024. Day three draft pick

Low End: A good but not great player but still contributes over the next four years and gets his shot at the NFL

Realistic: Quality depth for the first two years of his career. Assumes a bigger role as an upperclassmen and starts for his final two years. A Jermauria Rasco-like career.