Darrion Landry is quickly becoming a hot commodity on the recruiting circuit. Within the last few days, he's picked up offers from schools inside two major conferences.
"I have a teammate (Ryan Flanagan) who signed with Kentucky and we've been doing some research on them," Landry continued. "I just now found out about Illinois so I'll have to do some research on them. I plan on taking everything in and looking at it. Maybe late in the summer or after spring ball is when I'll start thinking about my top schools.
West Virginia has become the latest school to enter the picture for Landry. Though in the early in the evaluation process, the Mountaineers have made it known they plan to follow closely.
"I talked with Coach (Lonnie) Galloway, the receivers coach," Landry said. "They let me know they were looking at me and interested. They gave me a little heads up on it."
Being a Texas native one would assume Landry's knowledge on West Virginia would be slim. However, thanks in large part to some for former Mountaineers, his familiarity goes deeper than that.
"I watched them a lot whenever Tavon Austin was there," Landry laughed. "I'm looking for academics in a school but also a team that throws the ball around. Also a team that will get me to the next level and West Virginia can do that. They also play in the Big 12 which is my favorite conference."
Landry (6-2, 190 lbs.) caught 45 passes for 766 yards as a freshman last season despite playing in a run-oriented offense. This season, though, he's hoping to capitalize even more on the intangibles his presents on the field.
"I'm more of an outside guy," he described. "I'm basically a deep-ball guy but can also turn something short into something long. If were in the red-zone I can get the jump ball."