Baylor received their second commitment, in as many days, when Houston (TX) Lamar HS defensive tackle, Joshua Landry, committed to the Bears. Landry gives the Bears 12 commitments for the 2018 class.
Landry is a talented tackle prospect who has a high upside. The 6'2.5, 253 lb prospect is currently the #4 DT in the State of Texas and ranked #31 overall, at his position, on Scout.com.
Greg Powers recently caught up with the talented 3 star prospect, and he had this to say about his recent visit to Baylor:
"I went to Baylor," Landry said. "It was a good visit. They are about to do big things over there bringing defense into that region."
With Baylor needing depth at the position, Landry quickly became a priority for Coach Elijah Robinson and Coach Francis Brown. That was solidified with a recent visit from Robinson to Lamar HS to speak to Landry. Lamar is also home to a few more Baylor targets in Al'Vonte Woodard, D'Shawn Jamison, Anthony Cook and Ta/Zhawn Henry.
Midlands Recruiting analyst, Gabe Brooks, has this analysis of Joshua Landry:
Joshua Landry is a promising young defensive lineman from a talent-rich Houston-area program who is position- and possibly scheme-versatile at the Power Five conference level. Landry may project best to an even-front tackle position, but could also potentially play end in multiple fronts. Good burst off the snap combines with low pad level to make Landry a hand full at the point of attack, despite being on a bit on the smaller end of the spectrum for a P5-caliber interior line prospect. Landry shows good explosion in his first step and on the ball-carrier after he gets going downhill or chases from the backside. His tackling technique needs to be more consistent as he will sometimes go for the big blow. Laser-timed at 5.09 in the 40, which is a solid time for a burly young defensive prospect. Exceptional in the powerball throw (close-quarters explosion measurement) at multiple The Opening regional camps. -- Gabe Brooks
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