Guidry's mom impressed with Arkansas

Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel High three-star defensive tackle Briston Guidry was in Fayetteville a couple weeks after he committed for the spring game, but this week’s unofficial visit is much more important.

Briston Guidry was in Fayetteville a couple weeks after he committed for the spring game, but this week’s unofficial visit is much more important.

The Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel High three-star defensive tackle is back in Arkansas and brought his mom with him this time.

“It’s just a visit to get my mom here,” Guidry said. “She loves it. It’s the best school we’ve been to. She loves the coaches, the academics, the social aspect. She likes everything.”



After arriving on Wednesday, the pair has used their time to see the campus and town, as well as meet the coaches.

When he committed to the Razorbacks in April, Guidry was Arkansas’ fourth pledge for the 2016 class, but first from outside the state.

“I just wanted to go somewhere new,” Guidry said. “It never crossed my mind to stay in state. I love the scenery and fans at Arkansas.

“Coach (Bret Bielema) is a great coach; his resume speaks for itself. I feel like I could be a big help.”

Since he decided to continue his career at Arkansas, two more players from Louisiana have committed to the Razorbacks: three-star quarterback Cole Kelly (Lafayette Teurlings Catholic) and three-star linebacker De’Jon Harris (Marrero John Ehret High).

“A lot of top players are talking about them,” Guidry said. “Arkansas is making a name for itself.”

One reason Arkansas has landed those prospects is because of wide receivers coach Michael Smith, who is a native of Louisiana.

“I talk to him every day,” Guidry said. “He actually went to my archrival school. Every time we talk, I have to throw in my two cents about that.”

Once he gets home from Fayetteville, Guidry will continue preparing for his final high school season, just as he has all summer.

He said there were times during the offseason that he would workout with his team’s cornerbacks in order to improve his speed and strength.

While Guidry said he is excited for the season, it is a little bittersweet.

“I’ve never been too far from my mom, but it’s the next step,” Guidry said. “I’m very eager to graduate, but I’m a little nervous.”

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