Huskers offer Texas DT

Nebraska is just the latest to offer one of the top DTs in the nation and one of the best players in the state of Texas. This athletic nose tackle has the ability to take on that double-team inside as well as make plays. He is up to 15 offers with the latest coming from the Huskers. Will the Huskers get a serious look by this DT?

Jay Guy will be one of the top defensive tackles in state of Texas and in the nation in 2010. The 6-foot-3 and 310-pound Guy from Houston (Texas) Aldine Eisenhower doesn't have any upcoming football recruit plans due to a personal issue.

"No, it's kind of hard right now," Guy said. "I just had a death in the family so it's tough to get out and plan things and trips right now. I will, but I don't have anything set up."

Guy is a highly coveted prospect who as a junior earned all-district honors in one of the more competitive districts in the state. He wasn't sure what his stats were.

"I don't know what my stats were. We didn't get the stats on defense. I was a first team all-district selection as a defensive tackle."

At Eisenhower, Guy plays the nose and is more of a gap responsibility DT in their defense. However, when given the chance, Guy can get out and make plays.

"I play mostly one-technique. I fill the gaps well and let the linebackers make plays. When I fill the gaps I can also make plays. I am a real gap responsibility tackle."

One of the things that makes Guy so special as a player is that he is athletic for a man his size. He also has tremendous strength that he uses to his advantage.

"I think that I am athletic for a defensive tackle. I think of myself as an athletic defensive tackle. I am also strong. I can bench 350-pounds, so I use that to my advantage."

Guy is already holding onto a double-digit offer total and is really starting to look closely at two PAC 10 teams at the moment; mostly because of the promise of early playing time.

"I am up to 15 offers, I think. I am starting to look at UCLA and California a lot lately. They are great schools and really need DTs. UCLA wants me to start my freshman year.

"The others that have offered that I know of, other than UCLA and Cal, are Texas A&M, Stanford, Army, Kansas State, Michigan, Missouri, Baylor, Northwestern, Houston, Minnesota and Nebraska."

From the look of the list, you would be correct if your impression of Guy is that he is neither a slouch on the field nor in the classroom. Guy recognizes the importance of his education.

"I am very interested in academics in my college decision. Athletics and football aren't going to last forever. I need to look toward my future."

Guy just picked up his latest offer yesterday. The offer was one that he wasn't sure he would get despite the long time correspondence he had with the school. It sounds like they might be in line for an official visit.

"I actually got the Nebraska offer yesterday. I have gotten letters from them for a long time. In the past they were a powerhouse and I didn't think that they would come my way.

"I am going to take a look at them. I might have to take an official visit there too. I am going to give Nebraska a really good look."

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