Coffeyville, Kan., is making headlines this week as a good part of the city is underwater after more than 15 inches of rain in the last week. The good news is that Coffeyville C.C. remains untouched by the flood waters, and that's great for prospects like running back Nate Guillory.
The 5-foot-9, 190-pound Guillory is easily one of the nation's top junior college running backs after he rushed for 972 yards and 14 touchdowns in only 10 games as a freshman. He said the flooding hasn't been a distraction as he and around 100 of his teammates continue to work hard through summer conditioning.
"It's on the other side of town," Guillory said about the floods.
"I don't know anybody that was affected yet, but Coffeyville is a pretty small town, so anything that happens to the community affects us. We were talking about trying to find a way to help all the people out that have lost their homes and had flood damage."
Guillory still continues to look for a home in college football. With scholarship offers on the table from Oklahoma State and Kansas State, Guillory said the Cowboys are still high on his list.
"I'm still leaning toward Oklahoma State," Guillory said. "But I'm going to wait it out and take some visits. I really like Curtis Luper at Oklahoma State. He just lets me know what I need to do to stand out up there and see early action. I also like Matt Wallerstedt at K-state. He's a cool guy, too, but OSU is my top team now."
Guillory said he also continues to hear from Auburn, Kansas, LSU, Ole Miss and Missouri. He also said a new team entered the picture late in the spring evaluation process.
"I've been talking a lot to Oklahoma now," he said. "I've been talking to Cale Gundy, the running back coach. He sounds like he's straight forward. Right now, I'm not sure what they want to do at the running back spot. He said they're going to wait and see about offering a juco back, but if they do want one, I'd be very interested."