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Malik Langham transfers to Vanderbilt

Former Lee High School defensive end Malik Langham has transferred to Vanderbilt.

Former Lee High School defensive end Malik Langham has transferred to Vanderbilt.. A source confirmed Langham enrolled at VU on Monday.

Langham (6-4, 286) entered his name in the NCAA’s transfer portal April 15 after a redshirt season in Gainesville, Fla, in 2018. He has three years of eligibility remaining and it’s unclear at this time as to whether Langham will seek a waiver to be immediately eligible for the 2019 season.

Later on Monday, Langham confirmed the news himself via his Twitter page.

Langham played for Florida in two games in 2018 – against Idaho and Charleston Southern – and made his only career tackle in the CSU game.

A former four-star prospect out of Huntsville, Ala., Langham was rated as the No. 315 overall player in the country in 2018 by the 247Composite, an industry-generated recruiting ranking. He was rated as the No. 14 overall strong-side defensive end and the No. 11 overall player in the state of Alabama.

Langham officially visited Vanderbilt during his recruitment, but chose UF over Notre Dame, Alabama and Auburn. In May of 2017 he included Vandy in a list of the top 11 programs he wanted to play for in college.

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason conducted an in-home visit with Langham in January of 2018. Langham was in uniform Oct. 13 when Florida played at Vanderbilt.

“I talked to my family, we had a sit-down for like two hours,” Langham said last year about his decision to play for Florida. “We talked about every school, Alabama, Auburn and Florida. The best fit for me was Florida. Just the players, me and the players bonded well, and their academics. Florida is second only behind Vanderbilt in the SEC, which is big.

“I just had to make the best decision for me and my family.”