National Signing Day is almost here and Toledo Rockets head coach Matt Campbell has got to be fired up about adding more talent onto his already really talented pool of receivers for next year, receiving a commitment from wide receiver Darrion Landry.
"I love Glass City, it's like I belong there," Landry told us via Twitter.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound wide receiver out of Blinn College looks to make a name for himself on this Toledo offense right away, especially now that he's a consensus 3-star prospect by all three major recruiting sites. Landry, who played his high school ball at Lee High School in Baytown, Texas, didn't have any offers coming out of high school, but had receiving offers from Akron Illinois, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Southern Alabama, South Florida and Southern Mississippi as a sophomore at Blinn. He's a consensus 3-star prospect by all three major recruiting sites.
Landry also said that he's the first one in his family to go to a university, which is an accomplishment for both himself and his family. "Now I'm just ready to show everybody how elite Toledo going to be," Landry said.
A good-sized target to have for a wide receiver, understanding Toledo's playbook should come more natural to Landry, saying it's like the offenses he's been playing in for years. "I like the way they attack the deep ball in the spread offense," Landry said. "I also like the receivers I'll have alongside of me, they're all playmakers."
Landry says he has a good work ethic and gives 100 percent every time he touches the field. "You never know when it's your last down."
Before coming to Toledo, Landry says that he will be working on his elusiveness to become a more "shifty" receiver, making the second and third defenders miss their tackles to be a better playmaker, rather than just breaking away from one tackle.
It's almost not fair how well of a job Campbell is doing with this recruiting class, and this likely could have had the Rockets at no. 3 instead of being tied for fourth in our power rankings had this commitment come a few days sooner.
But I digress; here's one of Landry's highlight tapes, courtesy of Hudl: