The No. 7 safety in the nation wants to play running back in college? Ira Guilford of Hoboken, N.J. might be changing his mind on what position he would rather play at the next level.
“I’m having such a successful year at running back this season so it’s starting to make me think a little bit about playing offense. Defense has always been where I wanted to play, but it’s changing a little.”
So far this season, Ira has lead his team a to a 6-1 record while rushing for 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also has more than 60 tackles and five pass break ups.
“Teams are not throwing my way so interceptions are hard to come by. Winning games is most important so it’s not a big deal.”
Ira is being recruited mostly as a safety, but has begun to open more eyes with his offensive skills. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound athlete has more than 25 offers and now has three official visits set.
“I just set up an official visit with Penn State”, said Ira. “ I’ll be taking my trip on Jan. 17 so now I have three set and I will take all five.”
The other two visits that Ira has set are Michigan State (Dec. 13) and his leader, Ohio State (Jan. 10). His last two trips will really be between three schools.
“I definitely want to visit Notre Dame and the fifth visit will be between Boston College, Maryland or Syracuse. I’m leaving Dec. 6 open because that’s the day of the New Jersey state championships and I’m confident we will be there.”