Camping in July

Carencro (La.) running back Alonzo Landry didn't make it to this week's LSU camp, but said he has plans to attend the session in July.

Last season for the Bears, the 5-10, 228-pound back racked up 1,937 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground, and also caught passes for 621 yards and three touchdowns.


Right now, Landry said he talks with LSU and Alabama the most and he has three offers Alabama, Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech.


According to the big bruiser, he has received some good news from the Tigers but it's of the verbal variety and nothing on paper.


"The last time I talked with coach Peveto he was just telling me what they are going to expect from me as a Tiger," said Landry. "He said that I had an offer and that I would get in writing at camp. We also talked about grades. I started off slow this year but I progressed well at the end."



Landry said he likes the fact that LSU is close to home, but not too close.


"That probably will be a factor for me," he said. "I'd like to be close to home and my family. At the same time I don't want to be too close so that they can become a distraction."


There is no doubt that the talented runner has the skills to be a big-time back at the college level but schools have been hesitant to offer because of his grades.


"I took a practice ACT and scored a 16," said Landry. "The things I'll be working on for next season are first of all my grades and also holding on to the ball. I have just been walking around with a football in my hand all the time. When I'm at home I'll just have it in my hands."

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