Coach O has since made Guidry as high a priority as the other big-time defensive linemen in Louisiana for the 2016 class. Guidry had a chance to meet him back in February, and that relationship continues to blossom.
"He made a huge impression on me," Guidry said. "He’s fun, down to earth but about his business...He’s a great coach. His name speaks for itself. You can just look at his résumé."
Guidry fits the mold of defensive tackles LSU's targeted this year, versatile big-men that can fit anywhere up front.
“They like that I’m an all-around player," Guidry said. "I can play inside and out. It doesn’t really matter where I play, because I know I can play anywhere on the line.”
Guidry still claims he's "wide open" in the process. He was once committed to Mississippi State, the first school to offer him, but he dropped that pledge to examine all suitors with an open mind. He's recently visited Alabama and Ole Miss, and has no plans to narrow things down.
“I want to go somewhere I’m needed, not wanted," Guidry said. "A lot of schools want you, but I want to go somewhere I’m needed, where I can make a huge impact early.”