Guyton picking up steam

Wide receiver Jalen Guyton of Allen (Texas) High recently picked up a Notre Dame offer, and he discusses his interest in the Irish as well as what he has on the docket for the spring.

Notre Dame offered a wide out from of on the primer high school football programs in the nation when it dipped into Allen, Texas to hook up with three-star Jalen Guyton.

"It's a blessing," Guyton said. "I grew up a Texas fan, but in these last three years, I've kind of broken away and started liking some other schools, and one of them is Notre Dame. I know that even before I was born, Notre Dame was a powerhouse. I really like Golden Tate, too."

Guyton was able to speak with Irish assistant Kerry Cooks shortly after he added his Notre Dame offer.

"I talked to Coach Cooks tonight (Wednesday) about my transcripts and all of that stuff," Guyton said. "He loves my big playmaking ability at wide receiver."

Guyton has also added recent offers from Ohio State, Texas A&M, TCU, and Oklahoma, and he says he's hearing frequently from Texas, where's he's attending junior day on March 1.

"Recruiting is coming along pretty well," Guyton said. "I'm starting to talk to some schools more than others and getting to know some coaches pretty well. But, no one is blowing away anyone else right now. They're all pretty even at this point."

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide out plans to visit "all Texas schools" this spring, as well as Clemson, Ole Miss and potentially Oklahoma.

"It's definitely a possibility that I visit Notre Dame this spring, too," Guyton said. "But, it's kind of expensive once you start planning all these trips, and I've already planned kind of a lot. But, I'll definitely visit Notre Dame at some point."

Guyton catches passes from quarterback Kyler Murray, four-star signal-caller and ranked as the No. 4 quarterback in the nation.

"It would be nice to play together in college, but it's not something that has to happen," Guyton said. "That would just be something extra if we happened to like the same school."

"I know that Kyler visited Clemson, and he said it was a really pretty campus and that he really likes (offensive coordinator) Chad Morris," Guyton added.

Guyton said it's possible an early decision could be in the works.

"That's a good question, I've talked about it with coaches, like when I should commit," Guyton said. "I'll see how this spring and summer go."

Guyton added he's interested in a pass-happy offense and a good education in a future college.

"I want a school that passes the ball around a lot," Guyton said. "One that gets the ball in the hands of the wide receivers. I want a wining program and one that has a good degree and good network." Top Stories