Teurlings Catholic QB hearing from SMU

Dshaie Landor, fresh off an impressive showing at the Baton Rouge NUC, talks about recruiting with Scout.com. While Landor doesn't have prototype QB size, he's determined to play that position in college. Read further to get the details.

"I called Coach (Jeff) Reinebold from SMU earlier this week," said Dshaie Landor. "He asked if anyone had offered yet, and I told him no. He said they want to be the first to offer. I sent a hard copy of my highlight tape to him, and I'm going to call tomorrow to hopefully get an update."

Landor has improved his speed considerably over the course of the past year, even if he hasn't gotten much taller. The junior from Teurlings Catholic (Lafayette, La.) ran a 4.55 at the Baton Rouge NUC, down from a 4.7 in 2010.

While it may not be surprising that some people expect him to switch to wide receiver in college, Landor insists that he's going to be a QB on the next level. After all, he did lead the Rebels to the Class 4A semifinals last year.

"I'm never going to play receiver," he said. "Never have, never will. I get the fact that people expect me to switch, but there's great quarterbacks who aren't tall.

"Tyrod Taylor is one. The QB from UCF (Jeffrey Godfrey) is another. The QB from UCF is better than over half the quarterbacks in college football, and he's only about 5-foot-10, 160 pounds. I've proved I can play QB, so don't write me off. I tell coaches who are recruiting me that I'm going to play QB, not receiver."

Landor is attending UL's Junior Day on March 19th, and he's scheduled to take in another Junior Day at Tulsa. He also has the Elite 11 QB Competition coming up on April 19th at TCU.

"I'm going to Dallas to throw for Coach June Jones at SMU in the next few months," he said. "Mississippi State invited me to their spring practice and Junior Day, but I know Dak Prescott is their future QB. I respect Dak enough to know that, and I don't want to go there just to back him up. They're talking another position (for me), so I probably won't go to the Junior Day."

Landor took the No. 20-seeded Rebels on a shocking run to the semifinals last year. Along the way, Teurlings Catholic knocked off heavily-favored Lutcher and defending state champ Neville.

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