The 2019 football season is inching closer as the Bulldogs will be playing the University of Louisiana in 11 days (Aug. 31) at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Today’s spotlighted player is #11 Jaquarius Landrews.
Landrews is a former junior college prospect from Summit, Mississippi. The 6-foot, 200-pound defensive back played his high school ball at McComb High School where he played on both offense and defense. He played in 26 games over his four-year varsity career. He had 424 career receiving yards and five touchdowns. During his senior campaign, Landrews rushed for 872 yards on 103 carries.
Following his prep career, Landrews played two seasons at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. He tallied 15 tackles and two interceptions in seven games as a freshman. As a sophomore, Landrews tallied 28 tackles and two interceptions in nine games played.
He ranked as the No. 83 overall junior college prospect by Scout.com and the No. 93 overall by 247Sports.
Landrews originally committed to Mississippi State on July 13, 2016. He then decommitted in September and committed to the University of Minnesota on Sept. 26, 2016. He decommitted from the University of Minnesota in December of of 2016 before officially signing with Mississippi State on Dec. 14, 2016.
Landrews redshirted in his initial year on campus in 2017. He then played in 10 games as a redshirt junior. He totaled 21 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and three sacks to go along with five pass breakups. The best game of his career came on Oct. 27, 2018 against No. 16 Texas A&M. The Bulldogs ended up beating the Aggies by a score of 28-13. As for Landrews, he finished with seven tackles, two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and three pass breakups.
Heading into the 2019 season, Landrews is entering his senior campaign and is set to anchor the safeties at the starting strong safety position in the Bulldog secondary.