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Despite playing in just six games as a junior (his team played eight and he missed two for injuries), Homestead, Fla. quarterback A.J. Guyton was impressive with the ball in his hands.

He threw for 849 yards and five touchdowns, while adding over 200 yards and three scores (while averaging over 8 per carry) on the ground. He'll be one of the area's most dangerous quarterbacks in 2006.

"I just understand the game really well," Guyton said. "I have good football smarts. I know when running lanes open up. I can beat teams running or throwing."

A.J. Guyton, 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, probably doesn't have the size to be a Division 1 quarterback but if not, he has plenty of speed and athletic ability to play in the secondary. Watching him run around with the ball in his hands last season, I think he could also return kicks or play wide receiver somewhere.

The talented junior, who also played basketball, does not yet have any scholarship offers but a lot of schools are keeping a close eye on him.

"Ole Miss said they're offering me as a wide receiver," he said. "They just haven't send it yet. I'm sure it'll come in the mail soon. My top five right now would be UM, Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee, and Georgia. It's still early though and things could change."

He spoke more about the hometown Hurricanes.

"They're a great program," he said. "They're close to home and look at how many guys they put into the league. I just have to keep me options open and see who offers me."

Guyton, who plans on attending the Scout.com All-American Combine in Boca Raton on May 13, could end up being one of three Division 1 players at wide receiver on his own team this year, joining Alphonso Bryant and Joe Nicholas.

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