Can you believe it? The 2018 Mississippi State football season is finally here. With one more day until gameday, today’s spotlighted player is junior wide receiver, #1 Stephen Guidry.
Guidry, a talented 4-star prospect from Morganza, La., was ranked as the top junior college wide receiver in America. He played the past two seasons at Hinds Community College and played his high school ball at Livonia High School.
As a senior at Livonia, he led his Wildcats team to the school’s first state championship, catching a 4-yard touchdown pass in Livonia’s 43-14 victory over Amite to win the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Class 3A Championship.
The 6-4, 190-pound playmaker had 36 catches in his senior season, which was good for 854 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was named First Team LFCA Class 3A All-State and earned First Team LSWA Class 3A All-State honors. He was also selected First Team NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune All-Baton Rouge Area Team and was the most Valuable Player of the 13th Annual Red Stick Bowl after hauling in four touchdowns and 130 receiving yards.
Following a decorated prep career in Louisiana, Guidry started his college career at McNeese State. He redshirted as a freshman and then transferred to Hinds Community College in Raymond. Miss.
Last year, he led the Eagles to the 2017 MACJC semifinals as one of the Eagles’ top receivers with 22 receptions for 326 yards and four touchdowns. He earned 2017 MACJC Second Team All-State laurels.
In his first season at Hinds Community College, he made 30 catches for 547 yards and five touchdowns.
Guidry committed to LSU in 2016, but decommitted in April 2016, electing to stay another year at Hinds Community College. After a long recruiting process, he signed with MSU on December 20, 2017.
With two of the State’s top weapons, Donald Gray and Gabe Myles, gone, he should be in prime position to to be a top receiver for the Bulldogs this year.