Landolt Impressing in Combines

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Dennis Landolt made big impressions during the Elite College Combine as well as the Nike Camp in Happy Valley, PA. In the Elite College Combine, the 6-5, 275 pound Holy Cross High School (Delran, NJ) offensive tackle was ranked as the top offensive line prospect.

“It was a good experience,” Landolt said of the Elite College Combine held at Giants Stadium. “I did well testing but I did even better on the one-on-one’s. I just went out there and did what I usually do here.”

Landolt remembered Randallstown (MD) defensive end Melvin Alaeze, who will rank as one of the top end prospects in the country. At 6-3, 270 pounds, Alaeze displays excellent speed with his size and served as some tough competition for Landolt.

“Melvin Alaeze was pretty good,” Landolt said. “He had a good combination of strength and speed. It wasn’t really surprising because we play against some good competition around here and I practice a lot.”

Landolt tested extremely well during Nike. After working on his speed throughout the off-season, he posted a 4.87 time in the 40 yard dash. In addition, he bench pressed 185 pounds 21 times.

Playing in a pass-oriented offense, Landolt rates his pass-blocking ability as his top strength, though he likes to think his run-blocking is not far behind.

“Pass blocking is probably my strength,” Landolt said. “I mean, I’d like to think my pass and run blocking are equal, but my pass blocking is probably a little better. Our coaches worked with us on it hard because we are a passing team.

“The things I’m working on are different techniques and my speed. I’m working on quick feet but I think I have pretty quick feet right now. The main thing I’m working on is the 40. I’ve improved there.”

In addition to football, Landolt is also an accomplished wrestler. He finished third in the state championships this year and says wrestling helps his ability as a football player.

“I wrestle too,” Landolt said. “I finished third in the state this year. Wrestling helps my lateral movement and quickness in football.”

Recruiting-wise, Landolt holds six official scholarship offers. At least three other programs – UNC, Notre Dame, and Northwestern – are showing heavy interest as well. Do not expect Landolt to take long to make a decision, as he hopes to decide possibly by this summer.

“Recruiting’s going pretty well,” Landolt said.

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