Big Guy Slims His List Early

Jay Guy

These days it seems as though there are not an abundance of solid defensive tackles. While that may or may not be the case, Aldine Eisenhower junior Jay Guy is one of the best in the Lone Star State. Guy already holds a few offers and has even named a couple of early favorites. So who made the first cut? Texas recruiting analyst Ahmard Vital talked with Guy in this special for Inside Texas...

After dropping the first two contests for the season, then taking weeks off due to Hurricane Ike, the Aldine Eisenhower football team sits atop of the District 19-5A race. Though there are many athletes who contribute on this team, junior defensive tackle Jay Guy is excited about where the team is...as well as where they are planning to go.

"It feels good to be in the position that we are in," Guy said after a 49-7 win over Humble. "You know after a few let downs in a couple of games people doubted us. We are bringing it."

The let downs Guy is referring to is the early losses to schools North Shore and Fort Bend Hightower. But because those are preseason games, neither counts towards the goal of earning a district title.

In the game against Humble, Guy made a number of tackles and held down the line of scrimmage. In the end, Humble had on 116 total rushing yards. Guy felt proud of that and the fact that this was the biggest game in Houston for Week 6.

"It was nice getting in there and making some plays," Guy said. "In the second half, I kind of cramped up a little bit, but I was still trying to get in there. It was a real big game because this was the showdown in H-Town to me. And I think this team was the best team in 19-5A other than us. I think now we can run the table all the way."

Those big plays obviously play into the fact that Guy will likely be one of the top linemen in the 2010 class. And though it is still early, Guy holds a pair of offers and already named the top two.

"I got offered by Michigan and Kansas State. You know I'm just a junior and I feel like more may be coming soon," Guy said. "But my favorite two schools are Oklahoma and Texas. You know the showdown (Red River Rivalry) they play each year, I hope to be a part of that one day."

Guy did not indicate what sideline he wanted to be on, but just that he wanted to be involved. This past weekend that game was played and Guy wanted to be there. But, because of a family trip and the Eisenhower homecoming, Guy was unable to make it.

That did not stop him from catching all of the action via television. He had a few things to say about the game.

"I thought it was real competitive and the two teams played well," Guy said of the shootout that ended with a Longhorns victory (45-35). "I was hoping to be there for the game, but my family was out of town. I liked the way both of them played and liked the pass rush that both teams had."

Guy said that in his mind the two are still equal, and LSU in the mix as well. He said that all have great defensive linemen, always win and send guys into the NFL.

Guy and the Eagle team are now 3-0 in district play and will play rival Nimitz this Saturday.

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