Sun Devils working on Louisiana DL

Arizona State has distinguished itself from a big list of offers for Briston Guidry due to being a school outside of the South.

Louisiana defensive lineman Briston Guidry broke his early commitment with Mississippi State in December 2014.

Guidry said he no longer has a top school and all of his options are open. A lot of schools have offered scholarships to Guidry since he broke his commitment, he said. One of the programs to take an interest in Guidry is Arizona State.

“They just offered me like a month or two (ago),” Guidry said. “So it’s all new to me right with them. They’re one of my recent offers. My last three offers was them (ASU), Penn State and Alabama.”

Guidry is a 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive tackle from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, La.

In his junior year he caught the obvious attention of neighboring Mississippi State and the local newspaper. He was named to The Times-Picayune Large Schools All-Metro team.

He is also ranked as the No. 29 defensive tackle in the country according to Scout.

Guidry is a large and talented defensive lineman in Louisiana. Consequently, he has attracted the attention of all the power schools in the SEC.

Guidry said he currently holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas A&M to go along with his standing offer from Mississippi State.

ASU tends to be at a slight disadvantage taking players like Guidry out of the Southeast. But, the mere fact that ASU is not in the SEC, intrigues Guidry.

“They high up there because I only got a few schools outside of the SEC, so you know, it’s good to explore outside the SEC,” Guidry said.

He does not plan on visiting ASU unofficially anytime soon, but did say he was interested in making an official visit to Tempe in the fall.

Guidry said his upcoming unofficial visits include trips to Arkansas, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

Guidry said he mostly talks with ASU defensive line coach Jackie Shipp. Guidry said he contacted Shipp on Twitter recently this week. He has also spoken with head coach Todd Graham and defensive coordinator Keith Patterson.

Guidry said he has been having preliminary conversations with Shipp about the ASU program and scheme.

He prides himself as a run stopper and a pass rusher off the edge. Guidry believes he can fit anywhere in Sun Devils’ system.

“I’m not really interested where they’re going to put me,” Guidry said. “I know that I can play in the middle and on the outside. So wherever they are going to put me to help the team, that’s how I look at it.”

Guidry will be one of the many athletes from Louisiana competing in the Nike Opening regional Saturday in New Orleans. He said if me qualifies for the Opening finals, he will compete in it. But, he will not be participating in any other combines, junior days or college summer camps.

Guidry said he might narrow down his choices as the high school football season approaches, but does not have a set date in mind.

ASU is one of many schools who have jumped back into Guidry’s recruitment since he broke his commitment.

Going forward, Guidry said schools like ASU can gain his interest by showing that they are truly committed to him.

“(Schools need to) just show a lot of love,” Guidry said. “Like, not that they want me, that they need me. A lot of schools could want you but you want to go somewhere where you’re needed, where you’re going to be able to make an immediate impact.”


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