LSU likes Guice

Derrius Guice

In a recent intro article, Catholic-Baton Rouge sophomore running back Derrius Guice informed FOXSportsNEXT.com that LSU is his favorite. Since that time the Tigers have reciprocated by showing interest in the standout local prospect...

Derrius Guice says LSU coaches Les Miles and Frank Wilson have been in contact with him and his mother.

"Coach Wilson said they want me there at LSU," Guice said. "Coach Miles introduced himself a couple of weeks of weeks ago and they've talked to my mom. When I went to LSU's bowl practice for the Clemson game with (Catholic-BR) Coach (Dale) Weiner, Coach Miles knew who I am.

"He maybe thought I didn't realize that he knew me because he made a little joke by asking Coach Weiner, 'Is that Derrius Guice worth anything? (laughter)?'"

Guice just set a new personal record in the power clean (285 pounds).

This is his first year of running indoor track at Catholic, which has won state in its division for the past seven years.

Guice has been clocked at 6.6 seconds in the 55 meters and he runs the first leg on the Bears 4 X 400 relay team, which took first place at yesterday's meet at LSU.

His PR in the 200 meters is 22.6 and 51.6 in the 400.

"I weigh almost 210 pounds now," he said.

Here's the scouting report on Guice from the Louisiana 2015 Watch List:

Guice was a big reason behind the Catholic Bears bouncing back from a sub-.500 mark two years ago -- to a quarterfinal appearance in 2012. He split carries with senior Khalil Thomas, which means that Guice could explode next season as the feature RB.

He breaks many tackles and showcases a terrific blend of speed and power. Guice lined up at several spots, including tailback, this fall for legendary Catholic head coach Dale Weiner. He uses an effective spin move to elude defenders and relies on outstanding vision and instincts when cutting across the grain. He's not adverse to bowling over a LB or DB, either.

Guice seems to always make the correct move, whether it's meeting a would-be tackler head-on or finding a running lane that provides an advantageous angle. He's comfortable catching the ball and deftly adjusts to throws that are off-the-mark.

On kick returns, Guice resembles a pinball machine the way he bounces off contact. He can stop on a dime and promptly accelerate to full-speed. Guice's best attribute could be his seemingly-effortless cutbacks. LSU is his early leader.

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