2017 Cedar Park defensive back Javelin Guidry won a state championship, going 16-0 with his teammates this past season, but got more good news this past week when SMU offered Guidry, who has been developing a relationship with SMU defensive backs coach Jess Loepp.
"My head coach told me to call coach Loepp and I just called him and he said they were offering me," Guidry said. "We've visited before and he's a great coach. He focuses on the little things and getting the job done. He's a great man. He's told me family first and that his kids are out there to watch practice. He's nice."
Guidry visited shortly before SMU hired Chad Morris to turn the program around and was impressed with the campus.
"I've been there once and they've sent mail so I've learned a little bit about them and the academics," Guidry said. "It's nice. They're remodeling a lot and trying to advance their facilities and stuff like that."
Arizona State and Navy have also offered Guidry while Houston, TCU, Texas, Arizona and Missouri are a few of the other schools to have shown interest.
The 5-9, 175-pound defenisve back said he's looking for a well-rounded school at the next level.
"Great academics first and the vibe is good. People are nice and the football program is successful," Guidry said.
While Guidry plays all over the field for Cedar Park, SMU is looking at him on defense, where he can make plays from his corner spot.
"I'm an explosive playmaker on offense, defense and special teams as well. When I press, I can run with anyone and when I'm off I can mirror receivers to break on the ball and intercept it," Guidry said.
Guidry's junior year ended with a state championship, but now he's focused on finishing his senior year with a title too.
"It was great. It was a sigh of relief for a 16-0 season and I'm happy for the seniors. It was a long season starting in August and with the summer program, to do that it was great," Guidry said. "We have to work hard, trust our coaches and do all the little things right to get back."
SMU is probably getting a visit from Guidry this spring, but when has yet to be determined because of his track schedule. Guidry wants to hear more about his academic options and to tour more of the campus when he's on campus next.