Recruit profile: Theodore Landers

QB recruit Theo Landers on the first day of #GryphonCamp15

QB recruit Theo Landers on the first day of #GryphonCamp15 [Photo credit: Doug Pflug]

The Basics

Name:  Theodore Landers
Position:  Quarterback
Height:  6’1″
Weight:  180
High School:  Notre Dame Regional SS [Vancouver BC]
Summer Club:  N/A


OC Todd Galloway “discovered” Landers at a Team BC tryout camp in the Spring of 2014. Landers went on to quarterback Team BC in the Manao Bowl against a team of Washington state high school all stars. Landers starting playing football at the age of 8 in Coquitlam. He played his high school ball with Vancouver’s Notre Dame Jugglers. In 2014 he completed 54% of his passes for an average of 13 yards per completion. He was the team’s 2nd leading rusher with 390 yards, 4 TD and an average of 9.5 yards per attempt. Landers is a veteran of numerous American college summer camps and has attended the renowned DeBartolo Throwing Camp for quarterbacks where he was timed running a 4.6 sec 40. An outstanding athlete, Landers also played DB for the Jugglers.

Commitment Breakdown

Theodore Landers is one of two high school QB recruits joining the Gryphons at #GryphonCamp15. With James Roberts the lone returning QB on the roster Guelph needed to add at least 3 QBs. Even with the possible addition of Laval transfer Alex Skinner there will be lots of reps available in training camp for young QBs. While Roberts has four years of eligibility and Skinner two, the Gryphons will be just a sprained thumb or twisted ankle away from having to prep a freshman QB for a regular season game. I expect at least one freshman QB to play against Manitoba.

My Take

A very athletic QB in the mould of Jazz Lindsey. I heard a year ago that Coach Galloway had found an ideal QB for his offense out in BC. Theodore Landers is that QB. Landers didn’t put up huge numbers at Notre Dame but I believe Guelph likes him for his potential to develop into a future CIS starter. Even without any injuries, I won’t be surprised if Landers sees some action in 2015. If he develops as I expect he will be contributing in a year or two. He brings a different style of play than Roberts or Skinner and could be tough to defend if another team has focused their game-plan on QBs who are pure passers.

Odds & Ends

♦  A Breakfast Television “Player of the Week” in Vancouver last September, check out the interviews with Landers, his father and his coach.

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