Guthrie is a playmaker for Siskiyous

As one of the top JUCO safeties in Northern California, College of the Siskiyous S David Guthrie (5-11, 200) is getting plenty of attention from four-year schools and a lot of it stems from the fact that he can play multiple positions and there is another aspect to it as well...

"I can hit. I'm a big hitter," Guthrie told JCFootball.com recently. "I love to be physical and hit guys. I'm smart and I can cover well. My closing time is pretty good, so they can use me a lot in different positions -- over the slot, against the back or the tight end, whatever -- so that's another thing I think I do pretty well."

After enjoying an outstanding prep career at Douglas High School in Winston, Oregon, coincidentally the same school that All-Pro Troy Polamalu graduated from, Guthrie didn't have many options so he decided to head to Siskiyous to see if he could get some looks from four-year schools.

"I was All-State on both sides of the ball my senior year and I got honorable mention as a returner too," Guthrie noted. "Our school was more focused on the season though and they didn't really help us much as far as recruiting was concerned so I didn't get a lot of looks.

"I just figured I would come down here to northern California and play some ball and see what I could get."

As a freshman last year, Guthrie started every game at the free safety position and he racked up 38 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, two interceptions (one of which he took back for a touchdown), 10 passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.

"I've played free safety my whole life, so it's pretty comfortable for me, but this year I might be playing some strong safety too," Guthrie said. "I'll play wherever my team needs me. I feel like I can be successful anywhere they put me."

On the recruiting front, Guthrie is still waiting on his first offer, but he has several schools that have said they like what he brings to the table.

"I've been talking a lot with Sacramento State and I'm actually supposed to take a trip down there next week," Guthrie said. "Portland State has been after me for a while and I've been talking a little with Kansas, Texas Tech, Rutgers, BYU and Nevada. They all got my transcripts during the spring and they have all shown me some attention, but I don't really have any offers, at least that I know of, so I've still got a ways to go."

This offseason, Guthrie said he's focus has been on adding some size and maintining his 4.4 speed.

Guthrie was a full qualifier, so he can leave at any time, but he plans to sign with a school in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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