Class of 2012 Introduction: Dshaie Landor

Teurlings Catholic QB Dshaie Landor threw for close to 2,000 yards as a sophomore for a team that competes in one of the most challenging 4A districts in Louisiana. Read further to learn more about Landor, who is equally proficient in the classroom.

Teurlings Catholic (Lafayette, La.) went through a rare rebuilding season in 2009, but the 4-6 Rebels took solace in the fact that their squad was young and that QB Dshaie Landor would be returning for two more years.

Landor (just over 6-foot-0, 170 pounds) truly epitomizes the term student-athlete, carrying a 3.4 GPA in the classroom and scoring a 21 on his first ACT attempt. As a sophomore, he completed 125 of 240 passes for 1,790 yards with 12 TDs against a rugged schedule that includes opponents from one of the most competitive 4A districts in the state.

Teurlings' district includes neighborhood rival Northside, along with foes such as Breaux Bridge and Cecilia.

"Northside is our toughest challenge in district," said Landor. "They have players such as Tyler Porter and Tevin Narcisse on defense and Malcolm Glaze on offense. If we beat them, then I think we'll be No. 1 in the district.

"Breaux Bridge is tough too. They're always good - especially on defense - and they have Travin Dural, who is a good wide receiver. Cecilia will be another tough game, because they have Montrel Carter."

Landor, who says that he's hearing from schools such as TCU, Ole Miss, UCLA, Florida State, and Tulane, likes the style of offense favored by SMU.

"I like the run and shoot offense," he said. "We do a lot of that. We're almost always in the shotgun and we use some read option as well. I'm not very fast, but I like a fast-paced offense. I'm a throwing quarterback. I was trained by my dad as a pro-style QB and I've always operated in the shotgun or spread. I've never played any position other than quarterback."

Landor will get a good idea of how much he's progressed when the Rebels take on their most heated rival, Notre Dame of Crowley, in the season opener. In 2009, Notre Dame - led by LSU signee D.J. Welter at LB - went undefeated en route to winning the 3A state championship.

"It won't be easy to win that game," Landor said. "They're a good program with a good coach. We were up by two TDs against them last year but our lead got wiped away after the half."

Landor was named quarterback MVP at the National Underclassmen Combine held in Louisiana this year and he finished in the Top 8 at his position several days ago at the Ultimate 100 held in Duncanville, Texas.

He's attended camp at both Tulane and Louisiana-Lafayette and TCU visited Teurlings' spring practice this year to get a closer look at the young quarterback.

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