April 22, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Landon Burton, St. Thomas More High School

Landon Burton is a 6’3 295lb Center from St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, LA. Landon has great size and plays very tough on the offensive line. He has the power to control defensive linemen and drive them off the ball. Also has the quickness to reach the next level for impact blocks. He plays smart and opens up big running lanes for ball-carriers. Going into his senior year, Landon is expected to be a leader on the offense and a huge success for St. Thomas More’s redemption season for a championship.


Height: 6’3

Weight: 295

Bench: 350

Squat: 415

ACT: 22


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When did you start playing football?

Whenever I was about 6 years old. I lived in New Iberia, we had a league, and the team that I was on was called the Dallas Cowboys. We had used the NFL teams. Playing back in my youth days is where I fell in love with football.


What do you love about football?

Just that it is a team sport. It’s a physical game and I love being in the trenches. I love the family aspect to it as well. When you are out there, you are with your brothers and that’s who I can count on to have my back.


Growing up did you play any other sports?

Yeah, I played basketball and soccer.


What style of player are you? What would you consider your strengths?

I’m physical, I got a mean streak, I just want to destroy you if you line up in front of me. I’m physical but I play smart at the same time. I am always in the film room studying my opponent so going into the game I know what my opponent’s weaknesses are.


How was your Junior year?

My Junior year was good. It was the first year I started. We as a team got all the way to the semi-finals and lost to De La Salle. But personally, for me, it was a good season. I still have room for improvement and I felt like this spring I stepped up my game but still have some work to do before the season starts.


What area of your game do you need to improve on?

Keeping my feet hot on contact mostly.


Do you plan on going to any camps this summer?

Yes sir. Just haven’t decided which one yet.


What would college coaches be most impressed about you?

The way I play. I play mean and nasty and also, I have good footwork. I can move like a wide receiver and a defensive back.


What would you want to major in while in college?

Business and Computer Programming



Twitter account: @landonburton4