Highly sought-after recruit Ira Guilford of Hoboken, N.J. has been racking up the yards and touchdowns so far this season. He also has his first three official visits set and hopes to focus on recruiting soon.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound running back/safety has run for 1,115 yards and 13 touchdowns in the past four games alone. For the year he has rushed for 2,184 yards and 28 touchdowns and will play his final game on Dec. 8 for the North Jersey Section One Group One State Championship.
“It’s been a great ride and now we just want to win the states. Once this game is over I’ll be able to concentrate a little more on recruiting.”
For now, Ira has three official visits set. He will head to Penn State (Dec. 13), Ohio State (Jan. 10) and Notre Dame (Jan. 17).
"They are my three favorites. I’m not sure if I will take all five officials, but I might. If I do decide to take my trips, the other schools that I’m looking at are Rutgers, Boston College and Syracuse."
Although most schools have been recruiting Ira as a safety, he is beginning to think a little more about playing running back in college.
“I love defense, but now I’m not sure what position I’d rather play in college. With the year I’m having offensively, it’s making me think about it.”
How would that affect his decision?
“Well I’m not sure yet. Once the season is over I will sit down with my dad and we will talk about my options.”
Guilford took an unofficial visit to the Ohio State-Michigan game.
“It was awesome. The atmosphere was crazy and nobody sat the entire game. Those fans love their Buckeyes.”
Ira had been an Ohio State lean for some time now and things haven’t changed much.
“Ohio State is still my favorite, but the other schools are still in it. I’ll really start to think more about it once the season is over.”