Powell’s Landon Lengfelder Takes Part in National Combine [AUDIO]
Powell junior quarterback Landon Lengfelder had an opportunity recently to showcase his skills on a national level.
Lengfelder was one of 500+ high school underclassmen that were selected to participate in the National Underclassmen Combine in San Antonio, TX. The event was held in conjunction with the Army All-American Bowl.
To participate, a student-athlete must be nominated at some point during the year and then be chosen by a selection committee. Lengfelder received his nomination from an unknown college coach. Thanks to his parents, he was able to be a part of it.
WyoPreps’ David Settle spoke by phone to Landon about his opportunity in the video above. They discussed what it was like to be at this prestigious event, the feedback he received, the nomination, the lone representative from the Cowboy State, and Lengfelder took us through his time there, plus what he took away from it for his future.
Lengfelder said, “It turns out, there hasn’t been someone from Wyoming in about a decade (at this event).”
Just to recap, Day 1 was all about measurements, height, weight, hand span, arm span and reach. On Day 2, it was much like an NFL Combine, minus the bench press. Each student-athlete was timed in the 40-yard dash, pro agility drill, 3-cone drill, vertical jump, and broad jump. That was followed by one-on-one competitions in the afternoon. This is where QBs, like Landon, took turns throwing to receivers, tight ends and running backs, who were up against linebackers and DB’s.
Lengfelder said, “I absolutely loved this part of the event. I am throwing to the top receivers in the country going up against the most athletic DBs you’ve seen. I am confident that in 5 or 6 years I will be watching an NFL game and be able to say that I threw a TD to that guy in the Alamo Dome. The talent level was incredible. I received a lot of compliments on my arm strength and accuracy, so I think I did a pretty good job of representing Wyoming.”
It’s true, that not too often does a Wyoming prep football player receive this type of chance during their high school career. We’ll see if it pays off for Lengfelder and the Powell Panthers in 2020.