Landry Likes UNC's Intensity

Since North Carolina's spring practice began almost a month ago, Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest teammates Lamont Gaillard and Harold Landry have dropped by campus twice.

"We've been going by their practices to get more in-depth with what they are about," Landry said. "They keep inviting us, so we keep going."

UNC has offered Gaillard, a 6-foot-3, 315-pound defensive tackle, a scholarship. But Landry, a 6-foot-4, 228-pounder, has some work to do before landing a UNC offer.

"They said I have to go to their camp this summer," Landry said. "I'm on the top of their board. They just want to see me work. If I do what I did at the Shrine Bowl Combine, then I will be offered."

Landry opened some eyes at the Shrine Bowl Combine a couple of weeks ago. He posted a 4.62-second 40-yard dash, 4.4-second 20-yard shuttle, and benched 185 pounds 22 times.

"I felt like I was the best athlete out there," Landry said. "I was the most happy with my 4.62 40."

Appalachian State, Boston College, and East Carolina have offered Landry. Clemson, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Navy, and South Carolina have also shown interest.

"Georgia Tech said they just want to see me in person before they offer, so I'm hoping to get a visit there soon," Landry said. "Missouri said the same thing."

UNC's main reservation is it would like to see how Landry's skillset translates to the Bandit position. At Pine Forest, he plays a true defensive end and rarely drops into coverage.

"I dropped into coverage maybe a couple times against Jack Britt, but that was pretty simple zones," Landry said.

"I think it would be pretty fun to play [Bandit]; being able to get picks and sacks."

Landry has developed a favorable opinion of UNC through his practice visits.

"I think it's a very intense program," Landry said. "Their practice is very intense and very electric. Like the last practice, the DB and receiver almost fought because they were in the moment."

Although he says he's open to every interested school, Landry lists UNC along with Clemson as the two schools that are sticking out. If either Clemson and/or UNC offer, they would be put into the driver's seat, but Landry wouldn't immediately make a verbal commitment.

"I really want to see all the possible offers I can get and then evaluate them at the end," Landry said. "But I want to decide before Signing Day – hopefully this summer."

Landry's most recent visit to UNC occurred Monday and only included watching the team's nine practice of the spring. But when he visited about a month ago, Landry was able to also tour UNC's campus and meet one-on-one with Ron West, the Tar Heels' linebackers coach.

Besides UNC, Landry has visited Clemson and South Carolina. On Wednesday he'll visit Duke and then he'll leave Thursday for Boston College, spending the rest of the week in the BC area.

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