After spending two years at Blinn College, a powerhouse Junior College team that has produced the likes of NFL MVP Cam Newton, wide receiver Darrion Landry is moving on with his college career, taking his talents to Bowling Green University. At 6’2″ and 200 pounds, Landry is a speed demon with great awareness and an ability to come to the ball very well. I talked with him about his decision to play with Bowling Green, his preparation for the upcoming season, and more:
By: Peter Elliott – NFL, MLB, NCAA writer – @PelliottSports
Peter Elliott: What did it feel like when you signed those papers today?
Darrion Landry: It was a huge relieve of stress for me, because it was such a long process. Once I got the call saying that I was officially a Falcon, it was nothing but happiness for me & my family.
PE: What does Bowling Green bring to the table for you?
DL: The perfect offense, great coaching staff, a great community to play in front of.
PE: What other schools were you considering signing with during your recruiting process?
DL: Marshall, Texas Tech, North Texas, and Toledo.
PE: How will you prepare for the upcoming season and for your first game against in-state powerhouse Ohio State?
DL: I will be down in Houston with my trainer getting stronger and faster on the side while finishing classes before I head up to Bowling Green to start summer workouts and fall camp with the team. I will definitely be ready for kickoff.
PE: How did Blinn College change your football career?
DL: Blinn College had a huge impact on my life. The coaching staff there taught me to never fold or give up. Everyday on the practice field, you had to come with it 100% or lose your spot, because we had so much talent everywhere on the field. But more importantly, the coaching staff at Blinn taught me how to become a great young man and take care of business whether it’s the classroom, walking around the community, or on the field.
PE: What is one quality you possess as an athlete that you’d like people to know you have?
DL: My jumping ability.
PE: What player do you mold your game after or look up to?
DL: I mold my game after [New York Jets receiver] Brandon Marshall mixed with a little of [Denver Broncos receiver] Demaryius Thomas. Those two guys are definitely my idols.
PE: What would you like to say to the BGSU fans?
DL: I can’t wait until kickoff and be involved in the environment of such a beautiful community. Let’s Get The Doyt Rocking!