Arkansas commit exploring other options, including LSU and Mississippi State
METAIRIE, La. — Briston Guidry has been committed to Arkansas for seven months, but before the 4-star defensive lineman finalizes his decision he wants to explore all of his options.
This Saturday night could go a long way in that process.
The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Guidry has plans to attend the Arkansas-LSU game in nearby Baton Rouge, La., Saturday night. While he contends he’s still solid with the Hogs, he’s certainly open to considering all of his other options.
“I’m still with Arkansas, but I’m weighing my options,” Guidry, the No. 17 player in Louisiana, told SEC Country. “I have to make sure I’m making the right decision.”
Guidry will be on hand at Tiger Stadium to watch LSU and Arkansas battle, but also to reconnect with LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron.
Orgeron often attends Archbishop Rummel High School practices and games, and maintains a very strong relationship with Guidry. The defensive tackle is interested in seeing how the team he’s currently committed to fares against one of its competitors.
“(My relationship with Orgeron) is big,” Guidry said. “He made me feel like he wanted me. The old LSU defensive line coach (Brick Haley) didn’t show me any love.”
Guidry added that this trip to LSU is an unofficial visit, one of many he’s able to take since the Tigers’ campus is merely 45 minutes away from New Orleans.
As far as predictions go, Guidry said: “It’s going to be a close game. I can’t really say who is going to win.”
In addition to the trip to Death Valley, Guidry plans on making official visits to Arkansas, Mississippi State, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Miami. He’s still unsure of the particular dates at this time, but has confirmed the officials with each coaching staff.
Guidry was a Mississippi State commit prior to reopening his commitment and pledging to Arkansas. The Mississippi State coaches never broke their line of communication with Guidry.
“You know, they just kept recruiting and never let up on me like some schools,” Guidry said. “They have just been showing love.”
As he considers all of his options, Guidry still envisions himself on the Arkansas defense. In fact, he believes his presence along that defensive front can make a tremendous difference.
“They have been playing in a lot of close games, but they’ve been doing well,” Guidry said. “The defense has been good, but I think my run-stopping ability and my pass rush would be deadly (there).”