Missouri has ventured far and wide in search of football prospects. That search has taken Missouri assistant coach Pat Washington to Livonia (LA). The reason the Missouri assistant coach has traveled to this small rural town just a few miles west of the Mississippi River in central Louisiana is a 6’4” 175-pound WR prospect named Stephen Guidry. Guidry had attended and played football and other sports through his junior year at Pointe Coupee Central, in nearby Morganza (LA). But Pointe Coupee Central was closed down before the 2014-2015 school year, and the students were merged into Livonia.
Head Coach Guy Mistretta took over the Livonia Football program last June. A few months later, Livonia completed an undefeated season, and at 16-0, a Class 3A State Championship.
“I heard he was a fast receiver,” said Coach Mistretta, speaking of Guidry. “And, he can fly! He plays the ball great. What I didn’t know was how physical he is. He’s a very good blocker on the perimeter…………………………………. He hasn’t been in a weight program until now. Once he gets to a training table and a year-round weight program, he’s going to fill out. He’s been playing other sports year- round.”
Coach Mistretta said that Guidry “has the chance to qualify academically”. The young talented receiver just needs an improved test score. He said that Guidry is retaking the ACT the weekend after Signing Day. Guidry told me that he’s been taking a preparatory course in preparation for the test. Coach Mistretta said that Guidry could retake the test again in March if he needs to.
“By now, he should have taken that test five or six times,” explained Coach Mistretta. “This was all stuff that should’ve been done before.”
Guidry plays basketball and runs track. He said that he might play baseball this spring. He has been timed at 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Guidry said that he wants to play in the SEC. He said that he thinks Missouri will sign him, and then wait to see if he qualifies. If he doesn’t, then they’ll likely place him at a junior college.
Coach Washington came to see Guidry on Thursday. Guidry is scheduled to visit Missouri on January 30. He’s hoping that Missouri will offer him. He said that if Missouri does offer him, he’d likely commit.