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Everett’s Langston commits to play football for UMass

Everett's Vondell Langston will be part of the first class of recruits to go into Division 1 play as the Minutemen move to the Mid-American Conference in the fall.
Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe
Everett's Vondell Langston will be part of the first class of recruits to go into Division 1 play as the Minutemen move to the Mid-American Conference in the fall.

Vondell Langston, a Globe All-Scholastic football player from Everett High School, verbally committed to UMass on Friday. Langston will be part of the first class of recruits to go into Division 1 play as the Minutemen move to the Mid-American Conference in the fall.

Langston, a running back and linebacker, was a key player for the Crimson Tide, who won their second consecutive Super Bowl in undefeated fashion.

Although Langston was the second leading scorer in Division 1A with 15 touchdowns, he sees himself contributing defensively for the Minutemen, saying coaches have said he’s a “good fit’’ for their defense.

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“I feel like I have a lot to offer them, maybe not right away, but I’m going to work hard and compete just like everyone else,’’ said the 6-foot-1-inch, 215-pound senior.