After getting him to campus for an official visit, Utah has earned the verbal commitment from 2023 defensive lineman Jo’Laison Landry.

The 6-foot-3, 242-pound defensive lineman from Houston (Texas) C.E. King announced his decision on Monday via social media. Landry was just in Salt Lake City this past weekend for an official.

Landry is currently unrated and unranked throughout the industry, flying relatively off the radar for recruiting services. Coach Kyle Whittingham has made a career of trusting his and his staff’s evaluations, and Landry is no different.

The Utes are one of only two from the Power Five level to offer (Washington State the other), but Landry does have interest from double-digit programs throughout the FBS ranks. The list of offers includes SMU, Memphis, Tulane, Louisiana, and North Texas, among others.

UteZone’s Steve Bartle had this to say on his game:

Landry has solid athletic traits, including a good get-off at the snap and quickness to create disruption and make plays in the backfield. Plays tough against offensive linemen and tries to drive through them often. Has the arm length to keep linemen off of him and utilizes his length often. Plays with great effort and will fight to and through the whistle. Landry is a rugged linemen that also has athletic upside, as well as a ton of technical growth to be had as well.

His commitment gives Utah its sixth known pledge in the 2023 class. You can view Landry’s highlight tape below, via Hudl: