Good news travels fast, and that was the case with Stephen Guidry.
Guidry, the 4-star wide receivers at Hinds (Miss.) Community College, re-committed to LSU within hours of landing a second offer from the Tigers.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder originally from Morganza, La., was one of LSU’s first commits in the 2017 class. Guidry committed to the Tigers — over Alabama — in May during the Bayou Picnic. Just a little more than two months after he de-committed, he found his way back into the class, where he aspired to be all along.
Guidry de-committed from LSU in early October after Les Miles was fired. Additionally, a source close to the situation told SEC Country that Guidry’s grades presented a problem and the LSU staff opted to no longer honor his scholarship.
Fast forward to Dec. 15.
LSU again extended an offer to Guidry, who just days earlier announced that Mississippi State and Arizona State were his two finalists. The offer from the in-state power completely shook up his decision, and instead of waiting until National Signing Day to announce his commitment he could not wait 24 hours to re-commit.
Guidry is the nation’s No. 1 junior college wide receiver. He is the second wide receiver commit in LSU’s 2017 class along with 4-star Mannie Netherly, who will enroll early in January. As Guidry continues to cater his attention to his schoolwork, he is scheduled to enroll at LSU in the summer, in time for fall camp.
The former Pointee Coupe (La.) and Livonia (La.) High School standout is commitment No. 19 for the Tigers and fills a significant void at a major position of need. LSU has lost several receivers to transfers during the past few months, including John Diarse, Tyron Johnson, Jazz Ferguson, Kevin Spears and Trey Quinn. The team also will lose Travin Dural to the NFL, and the same fate could be in store for juniors Malachi Dupre and/or D.J. Chark.
With that in mind, LSU is looking to stock up at the wide receiver position in its 2017 haul. That means that the state’s top prospect, DeVonta Smith, and 3-star New Orleans wideout Racey McMath remain very much in play.
The Tigers are hoping to reel in at least three wide receivers and upwards of four to replenish their wide receiving corps this spring and fall.
Guidry brought LSU one step closer in that direction.
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