When it comes to wants and needs, there are few players higher on the LSU wish list than Hahnville, La., standout athlete LaRon Landy. Simply put, Landry is a must get. But there is a small problem. He’s also a must get for other teams like Miami and Florida.
But the Tigers are sitting in the driver’s seat after an impressive official visit to Baton Rouge.
“One a scale of one to 10, I’d give it a 10,” Landry, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 4 athlete and a four-star Rivals100 selection, said. “I’ve been down there a couple of times, but this time was different.
“When I went for the junior day the new academic center wasn’t completed. But it was now. I also got to spend a lot of one-on-one time with coach (Nick) Saban.”
Saban and Landry spent time diagramming plays and where Landry would fit into LSU’s scheme.
“They want me at free,” Landry said. “I’d really like that. I could make a lot of tackles and big plays in their style of defense. I think coach Saban is a really nice guy, too. You don’t get to see the real him on TV or on the sidelines. He’s very calm and organized.”
Landry, however, isn’t ready to pull the trigger quite yet. He’s set to visit Florida on January 17 and is still working on a date with Miami. He said he is not going to visit any other schools and those are his final three.