Landry talks about offers and favorites

Louisiana always produces exceptional skill position players and this year the Bayou State has one of the South's top running backs in Carencro's Alonzo Landry.

Landry (5-11, 210, 4.5) can do it all from his spot in the backfield whether it's picking up the tough yards in the middle, speeding to the outside and making it a footrace or catching the ball out of the backfield.


As a junior, the big multi-purpose back racked up over 1,700 yards and 26 touchdowns on the ground, and caught passes for another 621 yards and three scores, which earned a spot on the Class 5A First Team All-State squad.


To date, Landry says he has picked up three offers and has a keen eye on four SEC schools.


"Ole Miss was the first school to offer and then Alabama was a couple of weeks after that," he said. "Louisiana Tech was the last one and I get a lot of stuff from LSU, Auburn, Arkansas and Florida."



Landry is quiet and does not really get caught up in all of the attention that recruiting brings but he did give us a little rundown on some of the schools that he is taking a closer look at.


Ole Miss—"To tell you the truth, I don't know a whole lot about them. I saw them play a couple of games when Eli (Manning) was there but that's about it. Their coaches seem pretty upbeat with everything they send me and tell me."


Alabama—"They are one of my favorites because I talked to coach Saban and he was telling me how they don't have a back and how they would use me. He said they would get me the ball out of the backfield in the passing game and use my power running style."


Arkansas—"I like how they use their running backs and how they play such a big role in the offense. They will be losing their starters so that would give me a chance to play early."


LSU—"When I visited there for junior day I was impressed with the facilities. The coaches seemed like the type of guys that will help you on and off the field. The only thing with them is that they have a lot of running backs."


Auburn—"I like their play-calling and how they run the ball a lot. They have a good tradition with running backs too."


Landry said that he isn't putting a whole lot of thought into where he wants to play his college ball because he has plenty of time to make that decision but that four schools currently stand out above the others.


"Right now, I like Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas and LSU the most," he said. "I don't have a leader or anything because I'm going to wait and see what happens and who all offers before I really get into it."


Note** will get a good look at Alonzo Landry in a few weeks as he is scheduled to attend the New Orleans Combine on April 21.

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