Coffeyville (Kan.) Coffeyville C.C. running back Nate Guillory is one of the top juco running backs in the country. The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder will have three years to play two seasons after he's finished at Coffeyville. There's a chance he could even be out by December if summer classes go as planned.
Guillory said he's been working hard this off season and he had a great month of spring practices with the Red Ravens.
"I could really tell that I was a lot stronger," Guillory, who's improved his strength and added around 15 pounds of weight from last season. "I was just eating a lot and working out, and I just started to get stronger and stronger. I'm bigger and you can tell that it's tougher to bring me down now."
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As a freshman, Guillory earned second-team All-America honors. He had 972 yards rushing on 134 attempts for a 7.3 yard average. He also got into the end zone 14 times and had a long of 91 yards.
"My game is all about speed," Guillory, who was timed this spring at 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash, said. "I can take the ball and get to the outside and nobody can get me. But I was also able to run it better inside this spring with the added weight. I could really tell I was more durable."
Guillory said the college coaches definitely noticed. He's picked up early offers from Oklahoma State and Kansas State. The Houston, Texas, native said Kansas, LSU and Auburn have also been by the school and have indicated they're interested in him.
But at this point, Kansas State appears to be the front runner.
"They're up there," he said. "In a way, I've thought about committing, but I'm trying to keep it open and see what happens."