Guillory gets Trojan offer

Coming out of USC's camp on last Saturday (6/11), Vallejo defensive back Bobby Guillory (5.9, 173, 4.4) earned himself an offer from the Trojans for his skills and potential in the secondary. What's interesting about this recruit from Bethel High School is that he's been playing quarterback for the past two seasons.

"Coaches tell me that I'm too small to play QB in college. It's a great position…but that's how it goes," said Guillory, from Bethel High School.

"Right now, I've got written offers from USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Idaho and Nevada. My top five schools are USC, Idaho, Washington, Oregon State and Oregon.

"USC and Idaho are tied as my #1 schools," he said. "Idaho is the only school that's recruiting me to play offense as well. They're looking at me as a wide receiver and a running back.

"Academics are the first thing that I'm looking at in a program. I know that I want to major in Wildlife/Outdoors stuff--I don't know the proper name for it, but I know that Idaho has that major. I know the coaches want me there in the summer, and I think I might go there for an unofficial visit.

"I don't know if USC has the major that I'm looking for, but if they did it would be pretty hard to turn them down. I had a great time there at their 7-on-7 passing camp. Originally, I was throwing the ball at the beginning of the camp, but coach (Greg) Burns (secondary) pulled me aside and wanted to see me do more things with my defensive skills.

"They've got some great academics at USC and the coaching staff there is tremendous," said Guillory. "I'm really happy that they offered me, and to do it right after the camp says a lot about how they feel. The coaches said that they loved me on tape and just got more confident in their interest in me after the camp. They want me to work on breaking on the ball.

"Oregon is right behind both USC and Idaho. They were the first school to offer me. I've never really been up there--I mostly just go on what I know about them from the stuff they send me in the mail. They're ranked like second in the Pac-10 with academics. I really like their offense, but I'd play defense for them if it came down to it. I got to meet coach (Nick) Aliotti (defensive coord) at my school about a month ago, but just for s second. We couldn't really talk, but I liked how he was real straightforward," he said.

"I've also spoken with the coaches from Washington a couple of times. I know they're really interested in getting me up there for a camp this summer. I like how coach (Tyrone) Willingham is putting together a championship team there and how he wants me to be a part of that. I also like how he's really concerned with academics."

"Oregon is holding a camp on July 30 and I think I'm going to that. I also would like to get out to Cal (no offer) and Washington for camps as well.

"I really don't know when I'm going to commit to a program, but I want to try and get this all done by the end of the summer," he said.

Final JR (9-3) stats: 929 yds rush/21 TDs; 830 yds pass/9 TDs/4 INTs

Bench: 215/Squat: 395/Power Clean: 185/Vert Jump: 32"

"I've got great speed and agility. I run a 4.4 on grass with cleats and I run a 4.3 on track, so I'm pretty fast. I really want to work on my passing this season as QB. But I'll also be going both ways, so on defense, I want to work on not letting anyone get the inside of me, and work on not getting beat."

Guillory reports a 2.4 GPA/August first-time SAT.


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