Ascension Catholic’s Delmond Landry commits to UL-Lafayette

Delmond Landry wasn’t sure what to expect when he was called into coach Mark Hudspeth’s office Saturday during Louisiana-Lafayette’s football camp.

But soon the Ascension Catholic defensive lineman got a scholarship offer from Hudspeth — one he eagerly accepted.

“We talked for a while,” Landry said, “and then (Hudspeth) offered me a scholarship and I accepted.”

The 6-foot-4, 267-pound Landry earned all-metro and Class 1A all-state honors in football and basketball as a junior for ACHS.

He finished with 73 tackles, 21 sacks and 17 tackles for loss and was voted District 8-1A MVP after leading the Bulldogs to the playoffs in football. He averaged 23.7 points, 17.5 rebounds and 3.8 blocked shots in basketball, also helping Donaldsonville-based ACHS to the playoffs.

In addition to the Cajuns, Landry said he also had scholarship offers from Southern Mississippi and Kansas State. Landry said he didn’t start following the Cajuns until they started recruiting him during the 2013 season.

“I was really impressed with how hard they play and how organized the coaches are,” he sad. “The more I found out, the more I liked ULL. Everybody here is like a family.”

Landry plans to be a business major. He said he’s glad he got to commit before his senior season began.

“I’m happy to have this part of it out of the way,” said Landry, thanking his coaches, teammates and the school’s fans for their support. “Now I can focus even more on my teammates and the high school season.”

Eunice offensive lineman Cole Prudhomme and Many athlete Xavier Dias also committed to the Cajuns on Saturday.