Recruit to watch: CB LaRon Landry

LaRon Landry of Hahnville, Louisiana is one of the top cornerback prospects in the south and he's someone that the Trojan coaches have taken notice of. At 6'2 and 190 pounds, he has the size to match up against even the tallest receivers. He's also an exceptional athlete with 4.4 speed who's known for his cover skills and physical play. Landry just loves to hit and he has a mean streak on the field to go with his stand-out play, "I have good field awareness, I'm always by the ball, and I'm very mean," he said.

"I have offers from LSU, Florida, Southern Cal, Texas, Baylor, Clemson, and some more, but I can't think of them all off the top of my head," he said. "I'm really open right now. I don't really have a top team. I don't really have any favorites."

Despite the fact that Landry is so wide open, he does have some genuine interest in the Trojans, "I don't know a lot about them, but I hope to take an official visit there, in December probably," he said. "For sure I'm going to visit Southern Cal and Miami. I'm not sure on the other three trips yet. I'm going to go through the whole process."

Landry added that distance from home won't be a factor in his decision and that he has some specific things he's looking for in the school he chooses, "The program, a good engineering program…because I want to go into engineering, and just somewhere I can get on the field and play."

Landry has played in the defensive backfield his entire high school career, but he'll actually be switching over to the other side of the ball this year, "I started out as a corner my freshman year. I started at safety my sophomore year. My junior year I played cornerback and safety, and this year I'm going to be playing quarterback. I'll probably play both ways too." Landry projects as a cornerback at the next level however and this is where every school, including USC, is recruiting him at.

Also a stand-out in basketball, Landry plays small forward and power forward and was 2nd team All-District and District defensive player of the year this past year. He also runs the 100 M, the 4X100, and the 4X200 in track. As of right now, he has no plans to attend any team camps this summer.


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