All In Due Time

As summer draws to a close, many of the nations' top athletes have given their verbal pledge to a college of their choosing. But for Scout.com's No. 42 ranked quarterback Kenneth Guiton, he wants to do a little more evaluation before making a decision. He holds a few offers and has a couple other schools that have caught his attention. Owl Digest caught up with Guiton for a quick update…

In a recruiting year heavy with QB talent in Texas, several of the country's top programs have been in pursuit of three-star quarterback Kenneth Guiton from Aldine (TX) Eisenhower. And up to now, Guiton has taken a laid back stance to recruiting, with an "all in due time" approach. Recently, he's decided that he will be a little more proactive in his recruitment.

At the moment, Guiton has offers from programs like Rice, Iowa State, Houston, Kansas, and Northwestern. He admitted that he has not been in communication with a few of the programs.

He plans to change that soon.

"I really haven't talked to any of the coaches at the schools that have offered me. I know that I haven't talked to the Iowa State coaches in a while (since early June)," Guiton said. "I really need to get in touch with all of them."

For quite a while, the 6-foot-2, 173-pound Guiton had pegged Kansas as a favorite, but a recent turn in events has allowed him to look to his other options and be a little more open.

"Right now there are no favorites. I just don't really have any," Guiton said.

In fact, Guiton has decided to add a few more schools to the list and check out a few programs that were not mentioned in previous updates.

"I want to check out other schools like Missouri, Purdue, and Kentucky as well," Guiton said.

And while he is looking beyond the state boundaries, he still has not close the door in those within the Lone Star State. When it comes to the Cougars and the Owls, Guiton is clearly open to them both.

When it comes to Rice, Guiton remembered when he went by there for a junior day and walked away impressed.

"I like Rice a lot. When I went for a junior day I had a good time with the coaches," Guiton said. "My interest level with Rice is high."

Guiton said that assistant coach Darrell Patterson is recruiting him. He said that he and Patterson have a pretty good connection and they talk mainly about Rice's style of offense and where they see Guiton.

"I'm pretty close with him and the offensive coordinator," Guiton said. "I haven't seen them since spring ball, but he and I have talked. We talk about the style of offense they run and how I would fit into the program."

He said that he would not be able to attend a Rice Mini Camp this week, but he does plan to make an appearance sometime this fall.

"I was impressed with Rice when I went by there," Guiton said. "I will be out of town this week, but I would like to come by there again during the season. I want to come check out a game."

While he won't make the Owls' camp, there is one he is set to go to in late July.

"I am going to Houston on July 25 for a camp," Guiton said. "I haven't talked with them in while either. I feel like I need to go up there and see what is going on."

But for the moment, Guiton is mainly focused on the task at hand, which is leading his team to a state championship. This past season, Guiton threw for 2,592 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also added another 300 yards rushing with 12 touchdowns.


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