Donaldsonville (La.) Ascension is not known for producing top football prospects, but they have one in the 2015 class.
Head Coach Doug Moreau is sure of that.
"Oh yeah, Delmond Landry is definitely a Division 1 talent," said Moreau. "He is very skilled and he is a big kid that can move. He works hard, he is humble, and he has been timed at 4.8 seconds in the 40. He is a great talent."
Coach Moreau is using the 6-foot-4, 241 pound junior on both sides of the ball right now and he may be playing out of position when talking long-term, but he is still making plays.
"He is playing nose guard for us on defense because we need him there on our team. He used to play end, but he is more valuable in our scheme inside. He has active hands, he is athletic, and he is really improving there.
"He is also playing tight end for us on offense now. That is a new position for him, but I think he is starting to like it. He catches the ball well, he is a devastating blocker, and it wouldn't surprise me to see some schools take a look at him as a tight end prospect. He has that much ability there."
Landry would be happy to have scholarship offers to play on either side of the ball, but he does have a preference.
"I like tight end, but I really like defense the most," said Landry. "I like to rush the quarterback, I like to play aggressive, and I think my size, speed, and arm length help me on that side of the ball."
Letters have started to arrived for the talented junior and the schools showing the most interest through the mail are Cincinnati, Georgia, Indiana, Miami, and Missouri.
No offers are in yet, but Landry knows it is early.
He likes the in-state school LSU the most with Miami being another school he has high interest in early. He welcomes all schools though.
"Sure, I like LSU because I live in Louisiana, but I am open to any school. I just want to hear from schools and get offers."
According to Coach Moreau, if Landry takes care of business off the field, he will have options.
"If Delmond takes care of his schoolwork, he will have some choices. The offers will be there for him in the end if he takes care of his part," said Moreau.