Many believe Guillaume to be the best interior OL in Kentucky’s ’24 class
Carter Guillaume is a horse. Can’t really be more descriptive than that about the 6’2,” 265-pound, defending Kentucky Heavyweight Wrestling finalist from a year ago. He led his team to a championship in ’22 and a playoff run this year and has made the Coaches’ All-State football 2nd-Team two years straight. This is a prospect who has it all from physical prowess, to skills and leverage, to smarts and academic performance. Very bright future here!HB Lyon, KPGFootball‘s Scouting Division
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.
Today we honor a guy many, around the commonwealth, believe to be its premier ’24 interior OL. This ’24 prospect has accomplished incredible feats both on the gridiron and the wrestling mat. Today we honor a guy who has before won this very award, Carter Guillaume from Louisville, Kentucky’s St. Xavier High School.
St. Xavier High School is located just down the road from two Louisville area Independence Bank branches. The featured branch today is the one located on St. Matthews Square (pictured) on 3901 Shelbyville Road. We also have a branch located on 1900 Colonel Sanders Lane both in Louisville-proper.
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Today we honor (again) a guy who is quite a grappler. Some of you may not be familiar with this term.
A “grappler” is a close combatant who attempts to use his leverage to throw his opponent to the ground. It is commonly used to describe a wrestler, which Guillaume certainly is.
However, it sounds eerily synonymous to interior offensive line play where Guillaume is projected to play in college, most likely at the offensive center slot. Either way, it is an apt description of this very fine athlete.
As for his college prospects, we get into this height crap once more. Guillaume is a few inches short of where an FBS school would want to see a guard. However, he is on the money for the center slot.
Many of you remember UK’s former All-conference center, Drake Jackson. He was quite the “grappler” for the Wildcats over his storied career, captaining its offensive front. He, like Guillaume, was 6’2.”
Height aside, Guillaume is getting it done on the field. He helped lead the Tigers to a 6A title in ’22 and a 10-2 mark in ’23, a season which would see the Tigers ranked at the top of 6A for nearly the entire journey.
On the wrestling mat, Guillaume made it to the final match of the Kentucky High School Wrestling championships a year ago and figures to be a favorite to take the title this year, and probably next. On the gridiron, Guillaume was selected to the Coaches’ All-State Football, 2nd-Team, for the second year running.
The Associated Press has yet to open its nominations but we expect he will be heavily favored to be on the other big-boy team too, once it posts. We know of several AP voters right impressed with this kid’s play enough to cast a vote for him.
Congratulations to Carter Guillaume for his “Revolutionary Play” over the course of his career, and particularly during the previous season. Good luck to him on the wrestling mat this semester.
We maintain his play this past year easily earned this magnificent junior this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!