Mission Vets QB Gilpin signs on with Southwestern University

Mission Veterans quarterback Landry Gilpin made his college choice official on Wednesday. Gilpin, The Monitor's 2018 All-Area Player of the Year, signed a letter of intent to play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. (Nate Kotisso | nkatisso@themonitor.com)


MISSION — It’s hard to believe, but a Landry Gilpin signing ceremony wasn’t in the cards just a few months ago.

Gilpin had had football programs reaching out to him for a while, but he had been leaning toward pursuing academics as a full-time college student.

“I figured I wouldn’t play. I didn’t think it was a part of my future,” Gilpin said. “My parents were there with me the whole way. They said, ‘If you don’t want to play football, you don’t have to. Do what you want to do.’ They also said, ‘Don’t give up on it completely. Take a few (college) visits and see if you want to be a part of something like that.’”

Gilpin, along with his parents, took an official visit to Southwestern University in Georgetown, which is a half-hour north of Austin up Interstate 35. Upon his arrival to the campus and athletic facilities, the Gilpins were smitten.

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