The Land of Enchantment has one of the most enchanting prospects for the class of 2008. This player already has three offers on the table and he could be on the verge of several more. He is putting his recruitment in the fast track because he plans on being an early commitment.
The player in question is quarterback, Landry Jones (6-5, 215, 4.7) from Artesia, N.M.
There are those who feel that Jones could be the number one signal caller in the nation for the class of 2008.
Jones has already made believers out of Colorado, Virginia and New Mexico State, schools that have already tendered offers.
The word is UCLA is very interested and Miami is on the verge of offering.
"I'm keeping my options open," Jones said. "I plan to make my decision in February or March.
Jones recently took in a game at the Rose Bowl to watch UCLA and Arizona play.
"I like UCLA a lot and like their coaches," Jones said. "I really loved the stadium and the whole atmosphere."
Football greatness just may be his destiny as he was named after the late great Dallas Cowboy coach, Tom Landry.
"My dad is a huge Dallas Cowboy fan."
There is a good probability that Coach Landry would have loved his namesake.
Jones is a big, tall guy with an accurate and strong arm. He also can move around some. He's very smart and makes good decisions.
Jones has led to Artesia to a perfect 7-0 record and a No.1 state ranking in 4A.
On the season, Jones has hit on 113 passes out of 154 attempts for 1,544 and 20 touchdowns against only two interceptions. His 73.3 completion percentage and only two picks seconds the accuracy and good decision making report.
It also has to be said his junior season is his first year as starting quarterback. He started as a wide receiver as a sophomore because Artesia had a senior at the helm.
Right now Jones has a top six schools of Miami, UCLA, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Virginia and Wisconsin.
What is Jones looking for in a school?
"I am looking for school where I could have a chance to play early and how well I get along with the coaches," Jones said. "Another consideration will be how well they will compete for a national championship."
Jones grew up being a fan of Notre Dame, USC and Oklahoma, but that doesn't necessarily those three schools would lock him up if they would offer. It would depend how much he likes them.
Jones participated in the Oklahoma, Notre Dame and USC camps this past summer.
Why is Jones looking to be an early commitment?
"I just want to make the decision early to get it all behind me," Jones said. "Most quarterback spots get filled early and I want to make sure that the school I want to attend still has the opening."