CB Landen Bartleson
CB Landen Bartleson, 6-0, 190, Danville (Ky.) Boyle County
Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 39 CB.
247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 29 ATH, No. 518 overall.
Notable numbers: 40 tackles, four pass breakups, three interceptions, two tackles for a loss and a sack; 47 carries for 402 yards and 12 touchdowns; four catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
Birthday: Feb. 8, 2001.
First scholarship offer: Louisville.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “It was between my second visit (February of 2019) when I was setting up my third one (April of 2019). All the love (they gave me) between then and my experience up there.”
One word to describe Brian Kelly: Down-to-earth.
Best player I’ve played against: Kentucky QB commit Beau Allen.
Most interesting fact about myself: “My body is allergic to cold, if that makes any type of sense. Ice, cold — it has happened ever since I was little. (At an early age), I took an ice bath. When I got out, my body was covered in welts."
Most embarrassing song on my playlist: Country music, but no specific song.
Most controversial opinion: “A lot of rappers fake what they really are. I don’t think they really own a lot of the stuff that they have. They are faking the jewelry, the cars and the big houses.”
Dream job (other than the NFL): Real estate.
NFL player comparison: Los Angeles Rams CB Jalen Ramsey.
Freshman year expectations: “Come in, key in and stay focused on all aspects — the schoolwork, the classroom and then producing on the field. Then transferring everything I learned from back home in high school, take it up there and really build my craft and produce with the best I know I’ve got within me.”
Favorite thing about football: “You build a trust on the field. You can’t get the job done on the field by yourself, so you have to pull together, trust each other and know each other. Keep accountable all 11 players on the field at once. I feel like that carries a lot further than football — just really in life. And you build a lot of really good relationships.”
Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.
What’s your best sport other than football? Track.
Sports idol: “I really don’t have anybody that I’ve always looked up to.”
Preferred social media: Snapchat.
Favorite musician/band: YoungBoy Never Broke Again (NBA YoungBoy).
Favorite TV show: “Stranger Things” and “All American.”
Favorite movie: “Joker” and “Venom.”
Celebrity crush: “Ruby Rose is pretty dope. Sommer Ray is pretty dope for sure.”
How many times have you watched Rudy? Twice all the way through. “But I’ve seen it on and off on other occasions.”
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