Guido Sets Record Straight

Waubonsie Valley had a terrific 2011 season and one of the bright spots for the Warriors was running back Austin Guido. Head coach Paul Murphy told us last week that he feels Austin can play D-1 football but the record needs to be set straight on something.

Austin Guido, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound running back is a workout warrior. If you're attending a camp or a combine, there's a good chance you'll see Guido in attendance working his tail off.

The only problem is that most college coaches thought that Guido was a 2012 grad but that's incorrect. Austin is only a junior and he's out to prove that he can play at the next level.

"I don't know how the mix-up began," Austin Guido explained. "I've been hearing that a lot and I'm glad we are getting the record straight now. I'm a junior, a 2013 graduate."

If you missed it, here's what Waubonsie Valley head coach Paul Murphy had to say about Guido.

"Austin (Guido) is a talented athlete," Murphy said. "He carried us on offense this year and I don't know what college coaches are looking for but I feel that Austin Guido is at the very least a MAC football player.

"As you probably know, Austin loves to work hard. He doesn't miss workouts, he's a very good leader and he has a drive that you don't see a lot on this level.

"I coached a D-1 running back (Tommy Koutsos) when I was at Marmion Academy. Austin Guido is every bit as good."

Guido, also a wrestler, has decided to give up that sport to concentrate on football and working out with former Iowa wide receiver Kevin Kasper at Xtreme Speed in Plainfield, Illinois.

"I don't have any scholarship offers yet," Guido said. "I'm going down to Indiana for an official visit. I've been talking to Northern Illinois and I've been to DeKalb for a game.

"I know I'll probably camp at Northern Illinois next summer and probably Western Michigan and Ball State again. Iowa is a school I've always loved. My dad went to Arizona State so there's an interest there.

"I plan on working hard and training hard in the off-season and hopefully the college coaches will see that I can play and be productive at the next level."

Guido had 1,182 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns this season. He also caught five passed for 132 yards. Those numbers were good enough to earn Austin all-conference and all-area honors.

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