Guidry's headed to junior day

LSU already seems to be in on some of the top tight end prospects in the country for the 2010 class but there could be a potential sleeper looming in their own backyard in Dilen Guidry from Catholic-Point Coupee.

Guidry was only able to play in seven games his junior season as injuries kept him out of two games and two other games were cancelled due to Hurricane Gustav. Despite the short season he was still able to finish with over 400 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

 

However, at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and running a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash, its Guidry’s largely untapped potential that makes him such an intriguing prospect. Many of the top schools in the country already have the talented wide out on their radar and one in particular has even mentioned the possibility of playing tight end.

 

“I’m getting lots of mail from different schools, but no offers yet,” Guidry said. “I’m hearing from Oregon, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Florida State, and Clemson. I’d like to start getting some things from Florida and Miami too. Right now I really like Oregon and all of the SEC schools that are recruiting me.”

 

While most juniors around the country are just beginning to get introduced to recruiting, Guidry says he’s been hearing from schools since his sophomore year.

 

“I started getting letters and hearing from schools my sophomore year after I had four touchdowns in the first half of a game,” he said. “I’m good at running after the catch, and I run good routes. But, I would like to get my speed down and continue getting stronger.”

 

Even though he’s grown up just a short drive from the LSU campus, Guidry has never been to an LSU game in Tiger Stadium, and he’s only been to the LSU campus once. That, however, doesn’t mean he didn’t develop an attachment to the home team.

 

“I grew up an LSU fan,” he said. “The campus is only like 35 miles from where I live. They are the hometown team and I was raised with and around LSU fans. Even though they had a tough season last year, they still have a lot of young weapons on both sides of the ball. They will be back next year.”

 

Guidry got a good look at some of LSU's facilities last summer when Catholic of Pointe Coupee played in a 7-on-7 tournament at LSU. Like many high school kids he was impressed with everything college athletes had at their disposal.

 

“We got to walk around and see the campus while we were there,” said Guidry. “The weight room is nice and the campus in general is really nice.”

 

Guidry has not visited any schools up to this point, but this weekend he may be making the short drive over to LSU for junior day.

 

“I’m probably not going to visit many schools until the summer,” he said. “Once I start visiting schools I’ll get a better of idea of what I’m going to be looking for in my decision. I don’t think distance is going to be much of a factor, but playing time probably will.

 

“My position isn’t that important though. I’ll play any position that’s a good fit for me. Right now all the schools are recruiting me as a receiver except Clemson. They want me at tight end.”


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