Is Landry Louisiana's top gunslinger?

The quarterback crop in Louisiana does not have the high-profile name that schools across the country have already offered but there are a few prospects that are getting some strong looks from BCS schools.

When you look for the signal caller with the biggest upside in the Bayou State for 2008 then the name James Landry is at the top of the list.

 

Landry, a 6-5, 210-pounder with 4.6 speed, has the raw physical tools that generate a lot of excitement.


As a junior, he did his damage through the air and on the ground as he passed for over 2,000 yards and 18 scores, and ran for over 450 yards and 11 touchdowns.

 

One area Landry hopes to improve on is his accuracy and decision-making as he completed only 46 percent of his tosses (121-261) but those closest to his situation do not feel that will hold him back.

 

"The guy can make every throw and has a real strong arm," said Assumption head coach Sean Preston. "He has a strong knowledge of our passing game and the fact that he spends a lot of time studying to where he knows where our wide receivers will be before he throws the ball is a strong plus. When the lights come on James is ready to play."

 

Landry was scheduled to make an unofficial trip to Ole Miss over the weekend and he is hearing from schools like LSU, Auburn, North Carolina State, Southern Miss and Kansas State on s regular basis.

 

Preston said he expects a lot of coaches to go by in the spring to get a better look at his gunslinger and the only reason he hasn't picked up an early offers is simple.

 

"He took the test for the first time two weeks ago and I think they're waiting to see how he does," explained Preston. "Once they get an idea of where he stands with the test score I expect things to really pick up around here."

 

Note** Landry will be on hand for the Scout.com Combine in New Orleans on April 21 so we will see how he stacks up with some of the other top quarterbacks along the Gulf Coast.


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