A Twitter account claiming to be Josh Langford began tweeting about the 6-foot-6 Alabama combo guard’s visit to NC State on Monday.
To all NC State Fans follow me would love to see some wolf pack responding to my tweets after a awesome visit— Josh Langford (@Joshlangford44) March 10, 2014
The tweets were met by a flood of welcoming messages from NC State fans, hoping to land the five-star player from the class of 2016.
@Joshlangford44 Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, you should come to State and run with the Pack!— Ryan Jones (@Ryan_Jones1013) March 10, 2014
The account was almost immediately denounced as a fake by Triangle-area media, but not before the faux Langford roped in a high-profile follower—NC State head coach Mark Gottfried.