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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.

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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.

“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.

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