The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns recently landed one of the biggest recruits in program history as former four-star recruit Lance LeGendre committed to the Cajuns on Jan. 21.
LeGendre, a top ten dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2019, committed to play for the University of Maryland before entering the transfer portal after a short two-year stint with the Terrapins.
The 6 foot 1, 215 pound quarterback looks to give the Cajuns their quarterback of the future.
LeGendre played a total of three games in his redshirt freshman season this past fall for the Terrapins. He signed with Maryland after committing to Kansas and Florida State in high school.
LeGendre had hoped to compete for Maryland’s starting quarterback spot heading into this past season, but Maryland ended up looking to incoming transfer Taulia Tagovailoa. The younger brother of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Taulia had an up-and-down campaign, playing inconsistent at times as well as missing a short stint due to coronavirus.
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, LeGendre played his high school ball for Warren Easton and became one of the most decorated high school athletes in the state.
LeGendre came out of Warren Easton as the ninth-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation and racked in dozens of collegiate offers. Among the plethora of schools to offer him were Alabama, Georgia, Miami and Tennessee.
His dual-threat ability is extremely rare as he can throw the ball on the move effectively as well as gain large plays using his mobility. As a senior, LeGendre threw for over 1,700 yards and 27 touchdowns as well as rushing for over 500 yards.
LeGendre was one of three quarterbacks who were the stars in season three of “QB1: Beyond the Lights,” a Netflix show that follows three high profile quarterbacks as they prepare for college. Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler and Kentucky quarterback Nik Scalzo, were the other two quarterbacks featured that season.
LeGendre joins the Cajuns as one of many Power Five transfers to join the squad as former TCU wide receiver John Stephens, Nebraska offensive lineman Matthew Anderson and Texas A&M tight end Glenn Beal have all transferred in over the last few months.
Head Coach Billy Napier has been giving his all to continue the excellence Lafayette has been producing and it all starts with the ability to recruit. With the Cajuns continuing to effectively land high profile talent, the sky's the limit for the Louisiana program.
LeGendre is expected to be the predecessor to two-year starter Levi Lewis, in hopes to continue the success Louisiana has been having.