Four Offers For Talented Junior Prospect

This 2011 prospect talks about his early offers and two recent unofficial visits.

Sweet Water, Ala.--Anyone that has watched the Alabama Super Six football championships the last few seasons will know the name Sweet Water and also be familiar with the name Chris Landrum. A standout since his freshman season for coach Stacy Luker, Landrum is already on the radar for teams as he finishes up his junior season.

"I have four offers so far," Landrum tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Alabama, Auburn, South Alabama and Duke have offered me so far."

Being recruited for Auburn by coach Jay Boulware, Landrum says he got an offer from the Tigers a week ago. After that he decided he wanted to take a closer look at coach Gene Chizik's program and made a trip over to check things out on Tuesday. He says he likes what he saw from Auburn.

"I liked everything," Landrum says. "There was nothing that I saw that I didn't like. I like the coaches and the facilities. I like the way they work. I just liked everything."

At 6-2, 223 and the speed to play running back for Sweet Water, Landrum could play a number of different positions on the next level but says most schools are recruiting him to play defense, including Auburn.

"Auburn was recruiting me as an outside linebacker, but now they're talking about being in the middle," Landrum says. "I'm kind of figuring on being a linebacker."

Auburn wasn't the only visit Landrum made this week as he also checked out Alabama's campus and facilities on Thursday. With family ties to Tuscaloosa (uncle Anthony Landrum played at Alabama) he was already familiar with the campus and says the trip to check things out went well.

"I liked everything over there also," Landrum says. "I like the way they work too. I like their coaches. I just enjoyed it. They're also recruiting me as a linebacker."

With four offers already, Landrum could go ahead and pull the trigger early and that has kind of become the norm for many prospects around the country. Landrum says for him though he's not going to rush things as he looks to his future.

"I'm just going to take my time," Landrum says. "I'm going to enjoy the process and go through it and see where I want to go."

A starter since his sophomore season and a major contributor as a freshman, Landrum has been an integral part of one of Alabama's top high school programs the last three years. After winning three consecutive championships Sweet Water failed to defend in 2009, losing to Loachapoka in the third round of the playoffs.

It wasn't because of a lack of production from Landrum though as he starred on both sides of the ball. As a defensive player he totaled 68 tackles and 12 sacks while adding 947 rushing yards as a running back.


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