Syracuse needs defensive linemen to add to their 2014 recruiting class. They have missed on a few targets to date, and are still looking at other prospects.
"I was surprised," Landry recalled. "They hit me up at eleven at night. I was watching Olympus Has Fallen. It did surprise me because I thought everyone was done offering. I thought everybody had offered me. So it was nice."
Once the 3-star defensive end picked up the offer, he started doing research on the Orange program. He found out that a couple of NFL stars played there.
"Yeah I didn't know Donovan McNabb or Dwight Freeney went there," Landry admitted. "It lets me know that, there's proof right there, that they put players in the league at my position.
"It lets me know that if I go there, I have a good chance of going to the league."
While Landry maintains his loyalty to the Eagles, he admits the offer from Syracuse has raised his eyebrow a bit.
"Right now I'm fully committed to B.C.," Landry explained. "But the way that I'm talking to the recruiting director (Eric White) and this other guy (Tim Daoust), they're moving up. They're telling me if I do what they know I can do, I have a chance to start as a true freshman and a chance to win some games.
"They talked about me taking an official up there. I'm not sure about that right now. I have to talk to my parents about that."
It sounds as if Landry is willing to look into Syracuse and see what they have to offer. For now, however, he says consider him a Boston College commit.
"I'm still fully committed to B.C.," Landry remarked. "But the Syracuse offer, it impacted my decision more."