Tucson's Next

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Dec 7, 2007


"I'm really looking forward to meeting all the coaches at Arizona," Lawrence Guy said. "I want to see how they run the program and what it's like there. They seem like good guys and I think they should be successful there." Another school that Guy thinks is up-and-coming is Arizona State. "Coach Dennis Erickson is doing really good and I think the team will be even better next year..."

Lawrence Guy, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound four-star defensive end from Western High School in Las Vegas, Nev., finished his senior season (8-3) with 120 tackles and over 60 solos and an impressive 20 sacks.

"I'm a great pass rusher," Guy said. "I come off the edge fast and can get to the quarterback. I can just shut down everything on the outside. It's hard to get around me and I don't let the tight end get down the field.

"I still want to get even faster because speed is the key in college."

Guy has around 15 scholarship offers and is Scout.com's No. 3 defensive tackle. He has narrowed his choices to four schools: Arizona State, Arizona, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Other offers include Nebraska, Michigan, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Utah, UNLV, San Diego State and Illinois.

Although he denies a leader, Guy has already visited Arizona State (Oct. 27), Oklahoma (Oct. 13) and Tennessee (Nov. 3). He'll be taking his last official visit on Dec. 7 to Arizona.

"I'm really looking forward to meeting all the coaches at Arizona," he said. "I want to see how they run the program and what it's like there. They seem like good guys and I think they should be successful there."

Another school that he thinks is up-and-coming is Arizona State. "I like how well they did this year," he said. "Coach Dennis Erickson is doing really good and I think the team will be even better next year."

The Sun Devils defensive line coach Grady Stretz visited Guy at home on Dec. 6. "We just talked about the program overall and how going there could benefit me in the future," he said. "He also talked with me about how I'd fit in there and how they need someone like me."

Guy says that he has enjoyed all his visits thus far and doesn't rank one above the others. "I had a great time at all of them," he said. "I narrowed it down to these four because I've been looking at all of them and just felt that they fit my personality and style the best. I could probably see myself at any one of them.

"My trip to Oklahoma was real good," he said. "They seem to be tops in everything. It's different out there from Vegas. It's much more calm, quiet and more country. I actually liked it a lot. I felt like I really got along great with all the people there."

He says that the Tennessee visit was similar to his experience with the Sooners because both schools have "great history and tradition".

"Tennessee is huge," he said. "It's a real nice place and I loved every part of it. The stadium is big and it's crazy and very loud there. It's just a great place to be. I kind of expected Tennessee to do even better this year, but they are always a top team and I think they'll be even better next year too."

Guy says he plans to make his decision around Dec. 20. "My brother (Dell Guy who runs track at TCU) comes back for Christmas break around that time and he's gonna help me with my decision," he said. "He gives me advice and says that it's important for me to find a place where I feel comfortable living for four years."

Guy says he has never followed a specific school.

He reports a 2.7 core GPA and took the SAT on Dec. 1. He says he already took the ACT, but that, "the score just isn't coming to me. I know I'm taking it again."


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