January 15, 2021

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Diamond In The Rough: Collin Guillory

Collin Guillory is a class of 2021 athlete out of Opelousas High School in Opelousas, Louisiana. At 5’11” and 170 pounds, Guillory is a specialty athlete who can use his versatile skills to play multiple positions on the field. He is a solid tackler who possesses strong footwork, ball skills, and a good anticipation in the secondary. This has earned him First Team All District DB. Outside of football, Guillory is in the Honor’s Society and holds a 3.33 gpa at Opelousas High School.


At what age did you begin playing football?

I began playing football at the age of seven. I started off playing flag football.

What motivated you to play this sport?

What motivated me to play football was that my older cousin played football in high school and went on to play at the college level. Devery Henderson, who I am related to, also inspired me to play. He went to the same high school as me and ended up playing for LSU and the New Orleans Saints. He won the Super Bowl with the Saints and was apart of the Blue Grass Miracle at LSU.

What activities are you involved in besides your sport?

I am actually very involved with my Church. I’m a Junior Knight of Knights of Peter Claver. It’s a national group. I’ve been apart of it since I was in the third grade and we always attend conventions as well.

What things are you looking for most in a college program?

I’m hoping to go to a program that real fits my style. I want the program to make me feel like I am at home and I can be myself.

Do you play any other sports at Opelousas High?

Yes, I run track and play baseball!

What are your positions on those?

In track, I run the 4×4 and the 400. In baseball, I was the pitcher and also center field.

What’s your favorite thing about being a speciality player?

My favorite thing about being a specialty player is that I always get to be on the field. The chance to play multiple positions gives me more opportunities. I can play defense and offense, which is on both sides of the ball. If I am needed on defense, I can perform. If you need me on offense, I can perform.

What are some goals you have for next season?

For next season, I would like to have a better season than last season. I would also like to put up bigger numbers and ball out. Just be a better player overall!

What’s been the highlight of your football career?

Last season, I made lots of big plays. I also did my best when we went up against the best teams. I did really good during big, district games.

How do you think coaches and teammates would describe you as a player?

They would describe me as a secret weapon. I could be playing defense the whole game until I am needed on one play for offense. That’s surprises the other team as they saw me on defense the whole game. Coaches and teammates would say that I have a very high football IQ.

What’s your favorite position to play?

My favorite position would probably be defensive back. I feel the most comfortable with this position. I know more about this position than any other position. I prefer defense the most.

What has football taught you about life?

Football has showed me that life will throw curveballs at you. There will be times that you feel like giving up, in the game and in life. You have to push through it. You have to beat the mind games of life. Life is not always easy, you just have to fight through it.

Is there anything else you want people to know about you?

I would like people to know that there are a lot of people who look up to me, and I am aiming to keep being a role model. I am a caring and genuine person who likes to see other people win as well. I always aim to never be selfish as I don’t have a problem with helping someone out when they’re down.