Local WR Has A Plan

A.J. Guyton is one of the top overall prospects in the Miami area this year and the Homestead High standout talked about the latest.

"We ended our season against Northwestern last week," Guyton said. "We came out strong. I hit Alphonso Bryant for a big play on the first play of the game. We hung in there until the fourth quarter but that's when they beat us bad. That's when they usually beat good teams and they beat us real good in that last quarter."

Guyton, 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, had an excellent senior season for Homestead. He threw for close to 1,500 yards and led his team in rushing.

"That actually hurt us," he said. "Not having a running back like they do allowed them to key on me running the ball. They were all over me. Easterling killed us and so did No. 99 on defense (Marcus Forston, one of the state's top juniors)."

Now that Guyton's senior season is finished, it's time to focus on recruiting. He recently scheduled his first visit.

"We're all going up to Central Florida on December 1st," he said. "Me, Alphonso, JoeJoe, Maurice Harris, and Jameil Farrington. They offered all of us and we're gonna check it out. That's the only one I have scheduled. I'm taking the ACT the following Saturday and I don't know about after that."

The talented wide receiver prospect said he knows how he'll pick his visits and eventually the school he signs with.

"I'm just gonna go where they're recruiting me the hardest," he said. "Right now that's Ole Miss so I'll probably definitely visit them. The rest (of the visits) are up in the air."

The hometown Hurricanes have been recruiting Guyton hard since the summer. Is that still the case?

"They're still on me," he said. "But I haven't talked to the coaches in a minute. It's been about two or three weeks. I know they're busy, though. They know that I'm very interested in them."

With UM's struggles in recent weeks, Guyton said he actually sees that as a positive.

"For guys like me, I wanna play," he said. "And I look at UM and they're lacking playmakers on offense. That would give us a chance to go in and compete for a spot right away."

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