February 6, 2008

Getting to know: Lawrence Guy

Las Vegas (Nev.) Western star Lawrence Guy is the No. 1 ranked overall prospect in the state, winner of the Red Zone Player of the Year Award and a US Army All-American. Guy racked up 115 tackles and 16 sacks as a high school senior.

Name: Lawrence Guy

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
School: Western HS
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6-6
Weight: 275 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.7
Bench reps: 18 (185 pounds)
Vertical leap: 25 inches
Shuttle time: 4.66 seconds

Senior Stats: 115 tackles, 16 sacks

Senior Honors: All-Conference offensive guard and defensive line, all-state second-team offense, first-team all-state defensive line, US Army All-American Bowl, Red Zone Nevada Player of the Year.

Rivals.com Rankings: Rivals250, No. 13 defensive tackle prospect nationally, No. 1 overall recruit in Nevada, No. 5 best athlete at the tackle position, No. 5 best pass rusher at the tackle position.

Offers: Tennessee, Arizona, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Illinois, SDSU, Utah, Oklahoma, UNLV

Favorite Food: Sushi -- California Roll and 911 Roll

Favorite Drink: Thai tea

Favorite music type/artist: Rap/Jay-Z

Favorite Female Celebrity: "Serena Williams because she is a cool person and very accomplished."

Favorite NFL Player: "I just like a lot of players."

Favorite hobbies: hanging out, going to movies

Role Model: Older brothers Chris (24) and Dell (20). "They make sure I stay on track."

Best sports memory: "Going to the All-American Bowl. It was a great opportunity to show my talent against more people. I think I had a good performance. I think I did real good."

First time he knew he was good: "My freshman year. I just told myself I was going to be the best I could be and I was going to be the best out there. Nobody's going to stop me from reaching my goal. I had my brothers telling me that, you're going to be the best if you train for it. So I just kept it in my head.

Interesting factoid: "I'm the biggest one in my whole family. My brothers are like 6-0 and 5-8. My uncle is 6-2 or 6-3, he is the next tallest."

On eventually moving to Arizona: "It really doesn't bother me. It's a lot like Vegas. College is a great opportunity to get an education."

On his decision to attend ASU: "I just wanted to play for ASU really. It was the best program for me. The type of way I play, the style I play. I'm more of a pass rusher and Pac-10 is more passing. The education good for me too; good academic program. I choose ASU because it was the best place"

On his goals for the coming year: "My goal is to be freshman of the year and then next year become an All-American. Just train more, train harder. Keep doing the stuff I'm doing now. I want to be prepared to make a big impact. I'm working on everything right now. Speed, explosiveness, power, every little thing."

On his signing day plans: "I'm not sure yet. I have to go over it with my dad. I don't think we're doing anything big at the school. My school's not big on sports. I don't think we will have a big thing but a little thing in a room. I'm hoping we go out for dinner or something like that."

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