Seminole County’s Garrett Landing was a Preseason All-State selection going into the season. After Week 1, he has certainly proven that accolade correct by making Week 1’s Bully Squad and eventually being voted the Top Offensive Lineman of the Week on the website.
Landing is a powerful 6’4″ 297 lbs. blocker who has been getting varsity reps since his freshman year, the last few now at Seminole County. The senior feels like heading into this season, he has really become a lot stronger.
“My strength was my biggest improvement. I set a goal to get my bench well over 300 and squat well over 500 and I reached that goal,” he said.
In his highlight block from Week 1, Landing showed that power knocking the defender completely backward while also taking out his teammate in the process. A 2-for-1 pancake special served up by Landing.
With the season underway, Landing has some goals he would like to accomplish.
“I want my team to win the region. I want them to come with high energy every day to practice ready to compete and get better. We have worked hard from morning workouts to the long summer days. We expect to do well this year,” he said.
On the recruiting front, Landing committed to Kennesaw State over the summer – you’ll notice the feature photo of Landing at the top of the page. We asked the big fella what made him choose the Owls.
“Kennesaw State has a great coaching staff, they are moving up to Conference USA, and they will be ready to compete for a title in the conference come 2024.”
With his recruitment mostly in the rearview mirror, we asked Landing what sort of advice he might have for future recruits reading this article.
“The recruiting process is a tough process. My best advice is to believe in yourself, listen to your coaches, and work hard attending camps and combines for more exposure.”
Definitely excellent advice from the senior, and most importantly, his wisdom comes through experience. Speaking of that, we asked Landing what the experience is like playing Friday night lights here in Georgia.
“My favorite part about Friday nights is playing with guys who I go to school with, lift with, sweat with, and we all have the same goal in mind each and every day. Win the day.”
After last week’s 53-16 trouncing of Kendrick, Landing and his teammates will get another opportunity this Friday night against top-10-ranked Early County. That will be a great test for the Indians in the early part of the season, and provide Landing the opportunity to potentially go up against Early County’s Preseason All-State lineman B’Anthony Wade.
That should be exciting highlights to watch, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to see the latest on recruits all across the Peach State.