Updated: Jul 14
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By LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
JACOBIAN "ICE BOX" GUILLORY Freshman (DT)
76 TACKLES (57 Solo)
Guillory, much like his current teammate Jaquelin Roy, tore up Louisiana football in 2019...and the two were always lined up to break through at LSU.
Jacobian Guillory pulled a Glen Dorsey act at Alexandria High School, climbing and clawing his way into becoming the fifth best prospect in Louisiana and ninth overall defensive tackle in the nation.
It's been a long time since I've seen a high schooler pummel through centers or guards as if they were Curious George, treating double teams as minimal detours along the way to a brutally omnipotent play in the backfield.
I've heard a lot about Tyler Shelvin, Siaki Ika, Glen Logan or Neil Farrell, but nobody among the LSU media or staff have boasted about Guillory's explosive, decisive potential up the gut, especially alongside Shelvin's veteran, championship presence....finally, Coach O applauded Jacobian's work ethic and intensity using an episode of Off The Bench, dubbing him: "an Ice Box".
Immediately enraptured by Guillory's versatile, tenacious profile, I'd already penciled Guillory in as starting DT next to Tyler Shelvin once the Alexandria product signed and arrived on campus....just think about the possibilities:
With the speed of our ends, the range of LBs in behind like Damone Clark, Jabril Cox or strong safety Jacoby Stevens, how could any guard-center-guard combo move Shelvin, Ika or Guillory's 300+ lbs in tandem?
Both Shelvin and Guillory possess unique athleticism and quick reactions for defensive tackles of such mass, proving nearly impossible to move off the line of scrimmage and prevent their penetration. In fact, while playing as a clogging nose tackle last year, Shelvin still disrupted the pocket 39 times, throwing his weight and size around. My my my how Jacobian Guillory will profit from the Freight Train of Saban Stain that is Tyler Shelvin...and that's only considering the tip of the iceberg, regarding defensive tackle depth.
I can't quite explain this...but I have this feeling, this innate sense that both Jacobian Guillory and Jaquelin Roy have been playing at LSU for five years already...just in another life or spirit world, such is their comfort and confident ease in which they carry themselves, specifically our new #90.
We should expect an all out summer battle between Shelvin, Roy, Guillory, Apu Ika, Neil Farrell, and Glen Logan for the starting defensive tackle positions.
Defensive tackle will surely become yet another hotly contested spot on the roster, improving each and every player in the process of their development, rise and success...yet, we expect youth to win here:
Jacobian Guillory will at least take the 3rd string DT slot...but we have a feeling this cat could very well just take the position for himself if others aren't careful by the time the Florida game arrives.
There will be 4 or 5 breezers to start the season, mixed in with a date at home vs Texas and a trip to Houston's NRG Stadium to "battle" Rice...so there will be plenty of experimentation concerning personnel, groupings and formations...look for Guillory to bust a move for the starting slot during those first 5 contests...
PROJECTION: 3rd string DT, but used thoroughly. Well equipped to take starting role if necessary.
2 FF, 32 Tackles, 3.5 Sacks, 5.5 TFL,
13 QB Pressures
BY LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
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