Of course, that didn’t stop other coaches from recruiting the nation’s No. 7 ranked wide receiver away from the Bayou State.
All season colleges sent coaches to games at Lutcher High, and now that the regular season has ended the same coaches are making in home visits to see Landry.
The one visit date that is currently set in stone is a trip to Baton Rouge on Jan. 21, the weekend that will see the most amount of visitors come to Baton Rouge before National Signing Day in February.
While the visits might once have posed a threat, Landry said that the recent addition of Junior College quarterback Zach Mettenberger has him firmer than ever on his decision to be a part of the LSU program.
“Back towards the middle of the year I kind of wondered how much production the receivers were going to get if both Jordan (Jefferson) and Jarrett (Lee) were leaving after next year and they only had one guy coming in, but coach Frank (Wilson) told me not to worry about things.”
At the beginning of the season Landry said that a meeting with Wilson brought up the name Zach Mettenberger, a Junior College prospect at Butler Community College in Kansas. Wilson told Landry that the one-time Georgia quarterback was someone the Tigers had at the top of their wish list.
“He said to be patient because they were after the quarterback that would change things,” Landry said. “I started watching his film and following what his stats were like this year, and he’s the real deal.
“I’m not saying he comes in and is the starter next year, but I have a really good feeling about what we could do together over the next three years. I have always known that LSU was the spot for me when it came down to it, but picking up a guy like Mettenberger gives receivers a lot to look forward to.”
“I’ve been excited about the possibilities the whole way through,” Landry said. “It’s definitely a strong class overall because guys are filling different positions. We all have that chemistry with each other, too.”
Wilson visited Landry for an in home visit this week, where the conversation went from family discussions to – no surprise – Mettenberger.
“We talked about it all, and he seemed pretty excited that Mettenberger was coming over there early to start practicing with them before the bowl game,” he said. “I always enjoy my in home visits with him, so it was just another good time.”
Though Lutcher won’t be in the Superdome, an appearance in the Under Armour All-American Game followed by the U.S. vs. World Game means Landry’s high school playing days aren’t over yet.
“I head out on Dec. 31 for Florida, then I am going to the U.S. vs. World Game after that,” he said. “From there I just work on getting bigger and stronger for when I get to LSU in June.”