Raphael Guidry: New Number One?

Standing 6-4 230, Raphael Guidry is hard to miss. Ranked one of the top defensive ends in Texas by Scout.com, and ranked in the Texas Top 100 by Scout.com, Guidry has definitely gained the attention of coaches across the country. Come inside to see who Guidry has atop his list of schools.

When he is not in the weight room, which he is from 6:30 A.M until 12:30 P.M., LaMarque(Texas) defensive end Raphael Guidry likes to play NCAA College Football. Although he chooses to play as the University of Texas or North Carolina State, he has a top three list that doesn't consist of either of those two schools.

"Right now, it is Baylor, Iowa State, and LSU. [The recruitment process] has been real good, real heavy. I get letters all the time. Probably like 5 or ten letters every day."

Holding offers from Baylor, Kansas State, Houston, Indiana, Central Florida, Iowa State, UTEP, Colorado State, and Tulane, Guidry has already decided which schools he will officially visit.

"I will take my official visits to Baylor, Kansas State, OSU, Iowa State, and LSU. Maybe Central Florida."

Teammmate and friend, Michael Ray, perhaps may be a factor in where Guidry decides to go.

"I think Mike Ray is one of the best in Texas. We are friends, and we want to go to the same school."

While Guidry and Ray would like to play for the same school, Guidry expresses that another factor is more important.

"Education is the main thing I am looking for. The coaches are also a factor. I will play wherever they need me. I will play as a true freshman if I need to, or I will redshirt if they need me to."

While a decision will not come until the season gets underway, Guidry will be sure to showcase his physical play and his pass-rushing abilities until he decides which school is best for him. As for now, Guidry will stick with same routine that has allowed him to get this far, and for Guidry it all starts in the weight room.

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