"I have been hearing from Coach Peter Sirmon a lot lately," Landon Guidry said. "He told me that he's loved me from the beginning. He came to see me in the spring and then like three days later, he offered me. He said that I've been a player he's had his eye on for a while."
The offer from the Bulldogs is one of several for the Independence High School (TN) standout. Mississippi State provides Guidry the chance to take part in a bit of a homecoming.
"I am originally from Greenville, Mississippi." Guidry shared. "Just about all of my mom's side of the family is still there. If I went to Mississippi State, it wouldn't be that far from family and it's only about three hours from where I live now. My family could call come and see me play if I went there."
The Mississippi State coaching staff has shared with Guidry that they see him as a defensive back with the potential to play corner or safety depending on how he develops over the course of the next couple of years.
That projections suits Guidry just fine and the 6-0, 180 pounder reports that he has found a lot more to like about the Mississippi State option.
"I just love how it's all like a family down there," Guidry said. "That's sort of what I am used to with my high school team. We aren't just teammates, we're like a family. Mississippi State is a lot like that. You can just tell how close everyone is there."
Earlier this year, Guidry took an unofficial visit to Starkville to become more familiar with the surroundings at Mississippi State. A return trip is planned and that excursion may prove to be a game changer in a major way.
"I went to Mississippi State for a junior day and I liked it," Guidry said. "I m going back down there on June 11th and if things go well, I may just go ahead and commit then. I am excited about everything and I am ready to get back down there and talk with the coaches again."
Guidry currently holds offers from Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky among others.
As a high school junior, Guidry recorded 80 tackles, recovered three fumbles, broke up two passes, forced a fumble and reeled in one interception. Offensively, Guidry rushed for 185 yards, handled five kick returns and found the endzone three times on the ground.