Once upon a time, Winston Guy, Jr. was simply a returning starter from one of the state's best private schools.
First, came the forty-time. "I ran a 4.32 in the spring. I know it sounds unreal, but I've run it a bunch of times," Guy said. "I'm probably a 4.35 guy. I swear, I get faster each time I run it."
Then came the Nike camp at Purdue. The senior-to-be was voted the Most Valuable Player over 60+ of the region's best players.
"There were alot of bigger guys that were way out of my league," Guy said. "I was a little nervous at first, but I got the hang of it. Once I got focused, I didn't let the other guys intimidate me. When it was over, I was voted the best out of 60 defensive backs."
Schools have taken notice with the newfound popularity. The 6-foot-3, 195 pound safety prospect sports three scholarships to date and is expected to land more, once the film finally circulates.
"I have offers from Arkansas, Minnesota and Cinncinnat," Guy said. "Only these three schools have been in touch with me. Kentucky's been interested in me, too. Our football team is going to their 7 on 7 passing camp, here soon so they'll get a chance to see me."
The three offers put the Lexington (Ky.) native in rare company. "I talk to (Arkansas) coaching staffs the most out of all three schools," Guy said. "I really like them. Me and the Arkansas coaches are really close. I talk to Minnesota a couple of times, texting back and forth. I feel a good connection with all of the coaches."
Despite only totaling 33 tackles as a junior, Guy's tangibles are attractive for any college program looking for top prospects for the future. He's decent sized, fast and smart.
"I can play both ways," the Catholic junior said. "I'm very athletic. I'm very fast and explosive. I make good decisions on the football field. I've got good vision, I can make plays and be a leader. I can be the one that people count on. I can be the man."
The in-state Cardinals and Wildcats are hoping that they can fight the out-of-state lure and allow the speedster, who recently broke a Woodford County track record, to stay closer to home.
"I went to watch (Louisville) at the spring game," Guy said. "They have a pretty good team. I watched Brohm, he looks good on the field. There defense, they're not big, but they are physical and fast and I like that. I think Louisville's a really good team."
"I don't wanna downgrade Kentucky," Guy said. "I'm interested in them, but I'm not really a Kentucky fan. I really wanna get out of state for college."
In addition to the ridiculous 40-yard dash time, Guy currently holds an 11.2 100-meter dash, which makes him arguably the fastest kid in the Bluegrass state heading into the summer.