Tigers Ink Three During Mid-Year Signing Period
Dec. 17, 2008
MEMPHIS, TENN. - Three junior college standouts have signed letters of intent to play for the Memphis Tigers next season. Offensive linemen Larry Landry and Brad Paul, and defensive back Torenzo Quinn will enroll in classes at the University of Memphis in January and will work out with the squad this spring.
Paul (6-4, 285) played last season at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, for coach Brad Franchione. Paul helped the Blinn Bucs to a Southwest Junior College Football Conference title and a 9-3 record this past season as a center. The Bucs finished 11th nationally in the NJCAA poll and had ranked as high as No. 5 after defeating top-ranked Navarro for the conference championship. Blinn ranked 19th in NJCAA in rushing average with 169.5 yards per game and was fourth in passing offense with 258 yards per game. Paul snapped to QB Terrance Cain who threw for 3,138 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2008. Paul originally signed with Illinois State in 2006 out of Clear Lake High in Clear Lake, Texas. He played one game for ISU in 2007 and transferred to Blinn for the 2008 season.
Landry (6-3, 285) played one season for coach Curtis Allen at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif. He was a teammate of current Tigers Arkelon Hall and Kindly Jacques during the 2007 season. Landry was part of an offensive line that helped the Giants amass 3,819 yards of total offense in 2007. He was named to the SoCal All-Combine Team in the preseason. Landry had transferred to COS from Ranger Junior College in Texas when the school dropped its football program. Originally from New Orleans, La., Landry lettered at John Ehret High.
Quinn (5-11, 183) played two seasons for coach Jay Miller at Mississippi Delta Community College. He was named to the MACJC All-State Football North first team in 2008 after totaling 34 tackles, four TFL, three interceptions and 17 pass breakups as a sophomore. Mississippi Delta ranked in the top five in the MACJC in passing defense and total defense in 2008. In two seasons at MDCC, Quinn only allowed one touchdown pass, and logged seven interceptions, one of which was returned for a score. Quinn prepped at Ruleville (MS) High.