Utah just landed a commitment from one of the fastest high school football players in Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta three-star cornerback Javelin Guidry. Guidry chose Utah over Texas among others. Guidry was committed to Houston under former head coach Tom Herman but decommitted after Herman took the head coaching job at Texas. Guidry took an official visit to Austin last weekend and Utah the weekend before that. Many thought he would follow Herman to Texas, so this is a huge get for Utah to land him.
Guidry might not be the biggest player, but he has legitimate 4.3 speed. He is originally from Texas and posted the fastest 40-time at the 2016 Nike Football The Opening Regional in Dallas. Guidry is Nike + verified 5’ 10” 180 with 4.35 speed and a 32.7 inch vertical. His 40-time is blazing, especially for a high school student. He can cover jump balls well because of his vertical jumping ability. He can press bigger receivers. With his sub-4.4 speed, he does not get beaten deep. Guidry closes on the ball well. Most of his film is him playing on the outside, but I would expect him to play nickel at Utah, a role he would fit perfectly. Overall, I love this pickup and am really excited to see what Guidry can do in a Utah uniform.