PROFILE 2003: Landel Bembo (WR)

A very good wide receiver prospect from the Florida panhandle is Landel Bembo. Bembo, from Tallahassee's Godby High School, is a big play receiver who scored nine touchdowns on 44 receptions last season.

"Bembo, as we call him, runs the best routes and has the best hands of anyone we have ever had," said Godby head coach Shelton Crews.  "If you want to see a show, come watch Bembo and (Marcus) Clayton battle one-on-one in practice.  It has all the ingredients of an Ali-Frazier heavyweight bout." 

Clayton was profiled last week. He is one of the Sunshine State's top recruits and is a super cover corner. 

"Marcus has really helped me out a lot," said Bembo. "This is only my third year at Godby and when I got here, everyone told me he would take me to the wood shed.  Marcus has pushed me around and made me work harder and I am much better for it. We are very close friends off the field. In a perfect world, we want to go to college together."  

Currently, they have a lot of interest in the same schools but Bembo (5-9, 160) favors the hometown Seminoles at this point while Clayton favors LSU and Miami.

"I would say Florida State is my number one choice and Miami is number two," said Bembo. " LSU was the first school to send me a letter so I would put them number three. I also like the Gators and Mississippi State. I really want to stay in the South, preferably Florida."  

  • Junior Stats - 44 receptions for 922 yards and 9 TDs
  • Bench Press - 235; Squat - 305; Power Clean - 220; GPA - 2.5
  • Summer Camps -  Nike (Athens), Possibly LSU and or Miami
  • Comments - good speed and good hands... long ball threat... very elusive with the ball in his hands... a playmaker.... dangerous kick returner... very quick.
  • Goals - "I want to do better than my junior season - 50 receptions for over 1,000 yards receiving and 10 TDs." - Bembo
  • Other Sports - Track
  • School Preferences - FSU leads Miami, Florida, LSU and Mississippi State

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