Notre Dame picked up a huge commitment from one of the nation's top prospects as De La Salle's (Calif.) two way lineman Derek Landri, 6-3, 288 pounds has committed to the Irish.
"Yeah, I committed, I always thought I would take my visits but I knew Notre Dame was the place for me," Landri said. "I didn't want to wait and waste anybody's time and getting the decision out of the way before the season starts is a big bonus."
Landri is an incredible talent who many feel could be the best linemen the school has ever produced. Ironically, the player that currently holds that mantle is former Notre Dame offensive lineman Aaron Taylor.
Landri was a Student Sports Junior All-American on offense last year and is a three year starter on the offensive line. He was also a dominant defensive tackle recording 86 tackles and 17 quarterback sacks from his nose guard position.
At the NIKE camp in Palo Alto, Landri had a great performance where he ran a 4.89 in the 40, 4.19 in the shuttle, jumped 29 inches in the vertical and did 29 reps on the bench. He worked out with the defensive linemen after working with the offensive linemen at the camp the year before.
"Basically, both coaches want me to play on their side of the ball,"Landri said. "I've always said I didn't have a preference between the two. I'll play wherever the team needs me and wherever I can get on the field the fastest."
Nebraska, USC, Cal and Miami were the other finalist for Landri who said the only visit he'll take is to South Bend.
Derek Landri is Irish!
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