BYU in Final Hunt for All-Purpose Star Guidry

Listed as a Top 60 player nationally who signed with Nebraska out of high school, this versatile All-Star BYU recruit excelled as a cornerback, running back, kick returner, wide receiver and was described by his coach as the "best athlete" on this year's JC national championship team from California.

Antwon Guidry, a 6-0, 190-pound all-purpose standout from Community College of San Francisco (CCSF), has narrowed his final three choices to BYU, Texas A&M and Utah State, but he confided to the college he's really interested in, Cal-Berkeley, is not recruiting him at all.

"He has incredible speed. He is a track star in a football player's body with football toughness," CCSF assistant coach Dan Hayes told TBS. Antwon is, without a doubt, our best overall athlete on the team. Deqawn Mobley, our other wide receiver, got a lot of the attention and committed to Texas A&M, but Antwon is the best athlete on the team," Hayes said.

A number of major colleges were initially interested in Guidry, but questions about his eligibility (whether he will graduate in time), led many schools to lose interest. Hayes said Guidry is on track to graduate by next May.

BYU is one of the few whose interest has not diminished and Guidry seems grateful. He has scheduled his official BYU visit Jan. 16. "I'll stay with the people (schools) that are staying with me. What I really like about BYU is the educational support and the athletic facilities, which are amazing. All the coaches I've talked to there are great guys and are down to earth."

Guidry said he will sit down with his coach next week when he returns to school "and break everything down with my coach and my family. Within the next two weeks, I'll have a much better idea (where he will sign)." He can sign a binding Letter of Intent as early as Feb. 4.

The non-LDS black athlete gray-shirted and then played his freshman year at Hutchinson Junior College (Kansas). He transferred to CCSF his sophomore year and was impressive whenever he touched the ball. He will have two years to play two.

A valuable contributor whose crucial interception at game's end iced the California JC national championship title for CCSF last month, "Guidry played both ways at wide receiver and cornerback, much of the time. Plus, he was our kick returner specialist. He did more for the team than any single player," Hayes added.

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