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Recruiting Update with DT Joshua Landry

Defensive tackle Joshua Landry has an abundance of talent and a nice offer list to consider. He is taking his time with the process.

Houston (Texas) Lamar is a program that is just full of P5 talent in the 2018 recruiting cycle and defensive tackle Joshua Landry is one of the best at his position in the state.

Landry checks in currently as No. 4 in the Texas DT rankings. 

The 6-foot-2 1/12, 253-pound defender has been terrorizing offensive linemen on the camp circuit this spring and getting noticed along the way with MVP accolades and article mentions. 

"We are just working hard," Landry said of the talent at Lamar. "I just put it in my mind to make money at each camp that I go to. I am trying to work on my hands and also to get my feet a little bit quicker."

Landry has an offer list that continues to grow. He added an offer from Kansas State in late March and he now has over 15 offers listed in his Scout profile. 

"U-of-H (Houston), Baylor, UT (Texas), Arizona State and Oregon State," Landry recently mentioned as schools that were upping the ante when it comes to his recruitment, however he is not in a rush. "I think I am going to play it out. I just want to take my time and make sure that it is the right place for me."

Landry is a versatile defender with the size and power to take on bigger offensive linemen with the speed to get around them, and as a result he is not too worried about scheme fit right now. 

"Honestly it does not matter for me," Landry said. "I would probably prefer the 4-3, but I feel like I am versatile enough that I can play in the 3-4."

Landry recently stepped on campus at Baylor and he feels Matt Rhule and the staff in Waco, Texas, are leading the program in a positive direction.  

"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."

Scout Eval: 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. -- Gabe Brooks


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