Elijah McGuire has big news

Elijah McGuire's name is very familiar to those that follow recruiting in the state of Louisiana. Read further to get the latest on McGuire, who has masterfully guided Vandebilt Catholic to a 10-1 mark thus far...

Elijah McGuire is currently classified as a 2014 prospect but that will soon change.

"I wouldn't be able to play high school football next year so I've been working to make up ground in school," McGuire explained. "I'm going to graduate this year as a 2013. I'm taking correspondence courses to get caught up.

"I don't have any offers yet and I think most colleges believe I'm a 2014 prospect. Not too many are looking at me. I'm being recruited by Coach (Mitch) Rodrigue and they (Ragin' Cajuns) seem close to offering."

McGuire reports interest from Alabama, ULM and local FCS program Nicholls State.

He wants to land an offer from LSU.

"I like LSU," the electric dual-sport (hoops and football) star stated. "I definitely wouldn't mind attending LSU for college. I've been thinking about playing basketball in college, but I think it'll probably be better to concentrate on one sport."

McGuire enjoys the atmosphere on the LSU campus.

"It's a great experience," he said.

Vandebilt Catholic lost in week one to E.D. White Catholic, 27-15, and the Terriers haven't looked back. With McGuire dashing around the field (2,000-plus yards rushing), Vandebilt has accrued 10 straight victories entering tonight's Class 4A second round playoff game vs. Franklin Parish of Winnsboro.

"It's going pretty well," McGuire said when asked about the 2012 campaign. "We're playing together as a team; that's been the greatest factor in our success. We'll have to execute and play our best to advance.

"I'm playing straight quarterback this year. I guess you could say it's a wildcat we run. It's a veer out of the shotgun with lots of reads."

Vandebilt has put a minimum of 38 points on the board in each of its past six outings. The Terriers, seeded eighth in 4A, hung 64 on cross-town rival Ellender Memorial in week ten.

"Our defense will also need to play really well," McGuire added. "Franklin Parish has a very good team."

Franklin Parish is 9-2 with setbacks to defending 1A state champ Ouachita Christian in week one and defending 4A state champ Neville in week nine. The ninth-seeded Patriots showed mettle by beating perennial 4A power Bastrop in the regular season finale.

McGuire and the Houma-based Terriers are the home team this evening.

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