He's still growing, but Guyton could end up with several Division 1a offers before it's done. At 6-3, 210 pounds, Kris Guyton could play linebacker (his present position) or grow into a defensive end.
Guyton missed four games as a sophomore with a hip flexor injury and managed just 30 tackles that season. But he bounced back with a healthy junior year and was credited with 111 tackles, one sack, one interception, and one fumble recovery while playing inside linebacker.
A relatively lanky athlete now, Guyton will obviously put on weight as he matures. If he can manage to do so without losing a step from his 4.58 speed in the 40-yard dash, then Guyton's recruitment could get interesting.
With teammates Markus Manson, Travis Robinson and Cody Davis gathering tons of recruiting interest, Hillcrest (and Guyton) will have plenty of college recruiters watching its games this year. Before his senior year is finished, Guyton could turn out to be an elite sleeper.
He bench presses 300 pounds, squats 575 and power cleans 260. He's been measured with a 32-inch vertical jump.
Guyton carries a 3.25 GPA in the classroom, and has scored 18 on the ACT. Qualifying should not be a problem.
His uncle, Earnest Pate, Jr., played college football for Jackson State.
Guyton is obviously looking at a lot of different schools at this point, but he says he favors Alabama, Southern Miss, Auburn, Memphis, Mississippi State and MTSU.
RECRUITING NOTE: Guyton's senior season will be key. He turned in a good showing at Alabama's mini-camp, and the Tide coaches will be keeping a close eye on him. Could be a classic late-bloomer.
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