Landry's Interest In ND Grows

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry from Luther High School (La.) is a dynamic playmaker, and he's already receiving a lot of recruiting attention. He has Notre Dame's attention and a scholarship offer from the Irish.

Jarvis Landry (5-foot-11, 185-pounds) didn't have much interest in Notre Dame before last week, but when the Irish stepped up with a scholarship offer, his interest grew.

"I wasn't really very interested in Notre Dame at first," Landry replied when asked about his interest in the Irish. "But I got a fax from them and the offer and I'm very interested in them. I'm very interested in Notre Dame and being a part of their football program. I know its tradition… lot of tradition and I'd like to be a part of that.

"They seem like a team that spreads the ball around very well. They give a lot of people a lot of touches. The offense that I can see myself playing for is, for a coach that can put me in different situations to make plays. That's going to be a key on signing day on who I would pick."

LSU, Tulsa, UCLA, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama, Notre Dame and Oklahoma have offered Landry and that list is certainly going to balloon and he moves through his junior year. LSU would certainly have to be the early favorite for Jarvis, but he doesn't mind hitting on the road.

"To tell you the truth, I love to travel," Landry explained. "I love not being at home. My decision will just come to me one day and it will be the school that has my heart the most. Right now I don't know who that's going to be.

"I camped at Tennessee, LSU twice, and I camped at Auburn."

As a junior, Landry had 60 catches for 1,256 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also ran the ball 10 times for 300 yards and five touchdowns.

"I don't want to call myself a game changer, but I can make that play that will really change a game though," he explained. "A lot of schools have seen that and that got them more interested in me. But I think it's more my discipline and my leadership, leadership on and off the field. I think is what's drawing them in to me.

"The first time I took the ACT, I got an 18. I'm at a 2.5 right now on my core. I've been meeting with my counselor at the end of every week trying to figure out ways to get it higher. I'm taking the ACT again in November."


IrishIllustrated.com Top Stories