Click here to watch Landy Capetillo in action last Thursday vs. Central-Phenix City.
Montgomery, Ala.--Locked in a close battle with regional foe Central-Phenix City last week and needing someone to step up and make a play, Carver-Montgomery turned to dependable receiver Landy Capetillo and he delivered.
Catching an 18-yard touchdown to put the Wolverines on the board and cut into a 9-0 halftime lead, Capetillo made three more grabs including a pair where he soared over a Central defender to come up with the catch. Finishing with four receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown in the 23-11 win, Capetillo said it was all about making plays.
"We started off slow in the first half, but we got it together in the second half," Capetillo told Inside The Auburn Tigers. "We were on point and didn't really miss anything. It was a lot of fun. The big catches changed the game."
A 6-1, 185-pounder that has great hands and finishes routes, Capetillo was a favorite target of Auburn freshman quarterback Jeremy Johnson the last two seasons at Carver. This year it's Arkansas State commitment Draequon Murphy running the show for the Wolverines.
Capetillo has a knack for high-pointing the ball and coming down with difficult catches in traffic, as he showed numerous times versus Central.
"He hasn't dropped off (without Johnson)," head coach Billy Gresham said. "I've joked with him and the offensive guys. We've just got to find a way to put the ball in his hands. If the ball is up, I can just close my eyes, and it's a touchdown more than likely. He's a special player. We've just got to continue to get the ball in his hands."
Playing alongside Ole Miss commitment Charles Standberry at wide receiver, Capetillo said right now he's hearing from several schools and holds a few offers, but he's still waiting on one school to pull the trigger.
Already familiar with many of Auburn's staff members from their time recruiting Johnson as well as from their time at Arkansas State, Capetillo said they're a great group and he would love nothing more than to play for them down the road.
"Coach Malzahn is a great guy," Capetillo said. "Coach (Dameyune) Craig is a very good receivers coach. I would like to play for them. I'm not going to rush things right now. I just want to wait and see what happens."
Carver (2-0) faces off against winless Jeff Davis on Thursday night at Cramton Bowl.