It seems as though no matter what year or situation at any level of football programs, a solid interior defensive lineman is one who is always a hot commodity. But like many times, there are usually a handful of guys who are considered the upper echelon at this position and many coaches try and secure these spots early in the process.
For Aldine Eisenhower's Jay Guy, he is just taking recruitment as it comes. But along the way he has made a few observations for the class of 2010.
"I have been getting a lot of love lately. It seems like all of the top defensive tackles are getting picked up," Guy said. "I feel like I am one of the last (top) ones left."
What Guy said he was referring was the fact that Daniel Noble (Oklahoma), De'Aires Cotton, and Taylor Bible (both Texas commits) have all made their pledges respectively, thus the extra attention has been coming his way.
At the moment, the 6-foot-2, 305-pound Guy has offers from schools like Stanford, Texas A&M, Army, Kansas State, California, Michigan, Baylor, Missouri, and most recently SMU. Guy expects this list to get larger as many coaches have expressed interest and plan to check him out this spring.
He said that Cal is showing heavy interest and wants to come in and compete right away for a position. But as far as the interest goes with schools that have not offered, Guy has an idea about where his next offer may come from.
"I just sent my tape and transcript to Ohio State. The coach came down recently because one of my teammates (Kenneth Guiton) just signed with them," Guy said. "I am on their radar."
One thing that Guy wants to be able to do and has not was to attend junior days. But, he has made up for that with other forms of communication.
"I have been invited to many junior days, but I have not been able to make any of them," Guy said. "Because I have not been able to attend (the junior days) I call all of the coaches and talk with them right before or right after the junior day. Doing that is what helped me pull in the offer from Baylor."
Early on in the process, Guy was expressing how strongly he felt about the in-state Texas program. While that may still exist, he has wanted to inquire about another program in the Big 12 as well.
"I wouldn't mind visiting Oklahoma," Guy said. "I have never been to Norman before and would like to check it out."
Guy said that he is familiar with the successes and tradition that go along with the Sooner program, but would not mind communicating with them (the coaches) a little more. His former teammate (Jaz Reynolds) is a 2009 signee for the program and he got the chance to see the coaches briefly during Reynolds' recruitment.
"Coach (Bob) Stoops came by our school to see Jaz," Guys said. "It was right before signing day. I didn't get the chance to talk with him, but I think that he talked to my coach about me. I would like to get in touch with them and see how they want to use me."
This spring Guy does plan to get out and check out some colleges. He is looking to check out Baylor and attend Texas A&M's spring game. But his final decision will not come until late spring.
There is someone he wants to be involved with the process and be there when he makes the call.
"My brother graduates from college on May 10 and I will do it (give a commitment) sometime after then," Guy said. "He is a defensive tackle and goes to school at Southern Arkansas. I will choose after he gets home."
Houston (Tex.) Eisenhower defensive tackle Jay Guy holds double-digit offers. Furthermore, many…