Louisiana quite consistently produces some of the nation’s top-tier talent along the defensive line, and that’s evident yet again as the 2020 cycle gets into full swing. The most notable name among the next crop of Boot-bred interior talent? That praise gets pointed in the direction of Jacobian Guillory, a four-star defensive tackle out of Alexandria High School, who utilizes strength and quickness to his advantage and displays a clear leadership mentality.
“I bring leadership and I bring the heart and soul to a team because I won’t let you slack or have a bad rep,” Guillory told BON of what he brings to the table. “Everything has to be done correctly at 110% so we can achieve the ultimate goal.”
Currently ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect in Louisiana and as the state’s top-ranked talent in the trenches, Guillory has unsurprisingly seen his stock continue to rise in recent weeks as he becomes an increasingly sought after prospect.
“I would say it is treating me well,” Guillory said of the recruiting process. “I’ve been known for a while and even more people are beginning to notice me.”
Though he isn’t the most coveted talent in terms of sheer scholarship numbers — Guillory’s 247Sports profile reports eight offers, while his Twitter profile records 11 — his invitation list features some of the nation’s more prominent programs. LSU, Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M are among those in pursuit of Guillory’s services, and of that bunch, he says Texas, LSU, Alabama, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State are standing out.
The fact that Texas is a team atop his mind is a testament to the recruiting efforts of Texas defensive line coach Oscar Giles, as the Longhorns were the last of the aforementioned programs to put an offer on the table, doing so on Jan. 3.
“It felt great to receive an offer after the game they played against Georgia,” Guillory said.
“Not too familiar with Texas, but Coach Giles lets me know everything about the city and living,” Guillory added, noting that the heart and effort with which the Longhorns play with is notable.
Guillory is yet to take in the city of Austin for himself, but the 6’2, 331-pounder is eyeing a Texas visit this weekend for the Longhorns’ Junior Day, though the trip isn’t set in stone just yet. If that trip does come to fruition, it would provide Texas with an ideal early opportunity to chip away in his recruitment, and the Longhorns will likely need every one of those opportunities and some luck to outlast the powerhouse at home.
Guillory is aiming to narrow his list down in May, but as currently stands — as is often the case with an elite Louisiana native — LSU is currently considered the team to beat, owning each of Guillory’s four Crystal Ball projections.
Guillory is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 151 player and as the No. 12 defensive tackle prospect, per the 247Sports Composite.