Our newest D.I.T.R. featured player is none other than Landon Boston out of Jonesboro, LA. Landon was a participant in the most recent Gridiron Football Elite Camp that was held at his school Jonesboro-Hodge. Landon is a 5’11” 190lb class of 2026 running back and linebacker for the Jonesboro-Hodge Tigers. Landon posted up a 5.25 second forty yard dash, a 4.69 3 cone shuttle and a 8’4.5″ broad jump. Landon uses his speed to his advantage when lined up at outside linebacker. This gives him the jump on offensive lineman in order to make plays for his team. These kinds of abilities make Landon a player for all coaches to keep an eye on throughout his career.
I was fortunate enough to speak with Landon in order to find out more about his career and accolades.
When did you start playing football and why did you start playing?
“I started playing when I was in 3rd grade because it was my favorite sport and I really think I can play in college too.”
What aspect of the game made you fall in love with the sport?
“I’m not gonna lie, I fell in love with football because of the Saints.”
Do you play any other sports?
“I do track, one of my events was earlier today. I compete in the long jump and triple jump.”
Who do you look up to as a role model?
“My Momma is my role model. She’s the main reason why I play, when I get older I want to care for her like she cares for me today. She motivates me to keep going.”
Is there a college or professional player that you try to model your game after?
“Not really, I don’t really compare myself to other players. I just want to be like me.”
What have you learned about yourself from playing football?
“I really learned that I can be good as long as I work hard.”
What sets you apart from the other players at your position?
“I feel like my knowledge of the position is what sets me apart. I feel like I can read what a running back is doing.”
Who motivates you to get better every day?
“My Momma again.”
What goals have you set for yourself this upcoming season?
“I want to push myself 100% every game and workout to get stronger before the season.”
What is something you are working on improving in practice?
“I’m working on my leadership, I want to help the freshman with their mistakes.”
What have you learned about teamwork from your past experiences on your teams?
“Teamwork is what wins games, it also drives the team.”
What is your favorite moment from your career so far?
“In the Bunkie game I had 8 tackles, that’s probably my favorite moment.
What do you see yourself accomplishing after high school?
“I want to go D1, go through college and get a degree in engineering.”
What are some hobbies you like to do in your free time?
“I like to go up to the field, spend time with my family, play video game and hangout with my friends.”
What kind of qualities do you believe a leader should have?
“A good leader should have a good sense of responsibility, he should help his teammates up and motivate them at all times.”