2017 Mississippi junior college safety Jaquarius Landrews discusses his Minnesota commitment

2017 Mississippi junior college safety Jaquarius Landrews discusses his Minnesota commitment with GopherIllustrated.


"I had a great time on my Minnesota official visit," Mississippi junior college safety Jaquarius Landrews said to GopherIllustrated. "I got up there on Friday with my father, and we went to the Mall of America and that place is huge. I then went on some tours of the campus and the facilities and ate dinner with the team that night. Then Saturday morning, we ate breakfast at the hotel, went to the game and then I hung up with the players before leaving on Sunday morning, so I really enjoyed the visit. I loved the atmosphere at the Minnesota game as it was real nice. I could also see that the secondary needed some help, and that's where I'll be able to step in next season for them."


"My host for the visit was Kunle Ayinde and he was a real cool guy," Landrews explained to Scout.com. "He was telling me how the team really takes care of each other and they gave off a real family vibe. I talked a lot with coach Sawvel while on the visit, and he was telling me all about their defense at dinner on Saturday. He wants me to be their safety next season, but he also told me that they're going to put me wherever I'm needed, and that sounds good to me. My dad came with on the visit, and he loved it in Minnesota. He wants to get out of Mississippi just like I do, so he's thinking about moving up to Minnesota when I do in January."

Landrews is ready to see live outside of Mississippi. 

"I've lived in Mississippi my whole life, and I'm just ready to see what life is like in Minnesota. I loved their environment, the people, the business school and the city when I was up there, and I'm ready for something new. I committed to coach Claeys on Sunday morning, and I'm still committed right now. Claeys told me he'll be coming down in November to meet with me and my family again. I told Mississippi State on Sunday morning, and they know now, and they're still going to be recruiting me hard. As of right now, I have no other visits set and I'm 100% committed to Minnesota and plan on signing with the Gophers in December. I want Minnesota fans to know that I'm coming up to the Twin Cities to take care of business on and off the field."

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