Derrius Guice, LSU running back signee and Scout's top overall back in the South for 2015, joined TSD publisher Ben Love and Shea Dixon Tuesday on a Mardi Gras day edition of "Sports Today" on ESPN Radio 104.5 FM (WNXX) in Baton Rouge.
The Catholic High (Baton Rouge) star recalled his MVP run at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he moved out to receiver and flashed some skills that impressed many, including LSU head coach Les Miles. According to Guice it's just part of his repertoire and an attitude he's taking into his college days when there will be plenty of competition in the backfield.
"I can't say I really worked on it as much because I really don't. I'm just an overall baller," Guice said. "I can do whatever the coaches want me to do. That's not even me being cocky, that's just me saying that I can do whatever the coach wants me to do. I just have that type of ability and that God-given talent that I know I can shine in that position the coaches want me to be in.
"With me going to LSU and being behind (Leonard) Fournette and Darrel Williams playing running back, I know I can learn a lot from them and expand on my ability and help me get better. Then I can help them get better and we just win championships."
Another topic Guice opened up on is being recruited by Frank Wilson, LSU recruiting coordinator and soon to be Guice's position coach.
"Frank is a well-rounded guy. He's good with the families. He's good with you. He makes you just feel right at home," explained Guice. "It's not even about him just trying to get you to LSU and forgetting about you. He invites you to his house. He comes to your house. You hang out with him and his family. It's just a whole other level than football when it comes to Frank. He's a family, love and care guy. He cares about you.
"Like he told me when I was in Coach Miles' office, even if I play football or not I can still go there on a full scholarship. Now you don't hear that from any other colleges in this whole world."
Get the full replay below of today's interview with Guice, who also touched on staying in-state for college, if there's pressure and how he views the other signees in LSU's 2015 class.
Derrius Guice: 'I'm just an overall baller'
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