There has been a steady flow of college coaches headed to South Lafourche High School over the past few weeks. Tarpons standout offensive tackle Bailey Granier is the most heavily recruited football player from Lafourche Parish since Thibodaux High School star quarterback/ wide receiver Trovon Reed decided to leave the state to sign with Auburn a few years back.
The 6-6, 320-pound tackle, who I project will play guard in college, has scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Arizona, Houston, Central Florida and Vanderbilt, along with instate offers from Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette.
While Granier has visited LSU, he has not yet received a scholarship offer from the Tigers. In many ways Granier reminds me a lot of current LSU offensive guard Josh Williford. While Granier has gotten a lot of attention from national schools, another Tarpons player, linebacker Peyton Guidry, is also getting looks from instate schools and from those around the country.
I got a chance to watch the 6-1, 200-pound linebacker last season a few times, and I was impressed with his instincts, his speed to the football and his flow ability from sideline to sideline.
South Lafourche head coach Dennis Skains talked highly this spring about Guidry.
“He’s a guy that will catch your attention quickly,” Skains said. “He’s aggressive, real smart. He carries a 3.7 GPA, and he scored a 30 on the ACT, and there is little hesitation when making a move toward the ball carrier. He’s a very focused young man and plays hard every down. There is no doubt he can play at the next level, and he’s worked hard to improve his coverage skills and drops.” Guidry has gotten attention from Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech and Princeton.