Meet the Cajuns----Larry Pettis

Meet the Cajuns----Larry Pettis

Now that the 2011 National Signing Day is over, the Cajun Redzone takes an up and personal look at Cajun signees. This week's "Meet The Cajuns" blog is with Oxford (MS) TE Larry Pettis.

During the recruiting process, we get to know players by in certain ways. Be it by video, recruiting stories, or word of mouth, we get to know their height, weight, speed, and schools of interest. But seldom do we get to know the real player. Until now. With CAJUNREDZONE.COM, we will take you inside the players mind to get to know the real person behind the uniform.

In today's Meet the Cajun, we are going to get to know Oxford, MS TE Larry Pettis. We caught up with the 6ft 4 240lb TE prospect after his Oxford Chargers defeated the West Point Green Wave in basketball action.

What is the one thing you are going to miss the most about playing football for the Oxford Chargers on Friday night?

"The sense of family and community here in Oxford. We played each week for our town. That's huge. That's the reason I know I made the right decision going to UL. I got the same feeling down there, that we are going to be a part of a family."

Other than football, what's your favorite sport?

"Hands down, baseball. I have played since I was 4 years old and the only thing that comes close to scoring a touchdown is taking a pitcher deep."

Who is you favorite professional athlete?

"I have two I really like and model my game after, Vernon Davis and Antonio Gates. They just make plays. Vernon is explosive and that's who I want to be compared to one day."

What was your favorite thing about UL on your visit?

"The culture and the way the fans welcomed us with open arms. I get the sense that the coaches and the university are gonna take care of us. Its just a family."

What do you plan to major in?

"Either Education or some sort of Computer Technology."

What's your favorite food from moms kitchen?

"Oh man, Macaroni and Cheese. She gonna have to bring me a big thing of it every week when she comes to our games. She is awesome at Mac and Cheese."

What do you like to do for fun?

"Me and Shaun play a lot of video games. We are really into Call of Duty Black Ops right now. And of course NCAA Football 2010."

What's you favorite song on you IPOD right now?

"Um, probably Black and Yellow. it's a cool song."

So who wins a game of One on One, you or Shaun?

"(laughing) Ok, Ok, I admit, Shaun will take me. He taught me all my moves and is one heck of a baller."

Who is the best player you have ever played with and against?

"With, that's easy. Deshaun McNeal. He is the most physically gifted player I played with. Wait and see, he is gonna be a star. Against, Justin Cox of West Point. Lightning fast, strong, and elusive."

If you had one message to the Cajun Nation, what would it be?

"Get ready for a top tier team. We are gonna give 115% effort every time out and do our best to make you proud we are your Ragin Cajuns. Red and Black is where its at. Geaux Cajuns!"

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