Without a doubt one of the top safeties in the northeast, Ira Guilford from Hoboken, N.J. is quickly becoming a common name rolling off the tongues of college recruiters. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound standout now has six offers and should have many more in the near future. His aggressive style of play and great football instincts make him a marked man in recruiting circles. What sets Ira apart from others is his linebacker-type hits and his speed which allows him to run down the fastest ball carriers.
As of the end of May, Rutgers, Penn State, Michigan State, Indiana, Kansas State and Duke have all offered him.
"I guess my top three at this time would be Rutgers, Michigan State and Kansas State. I have always liked those programs. Rutgers was one of the first schools to offer me and that is important to me. I also think the coaching staff is great and I believe things will turn around there. As far as Michigan State, I have a friend who plays there now (Tyrell Dortch) who played at Hoboken and I keep in contact with him. He really likes it there."
Although Ira is being recruited as a safety for the next level, he is also an outstanding running back as well. He ran for more than 1,000 yards as a junior.