Many questioned Lawrence Guy's decision to turn pro after he forfeited a potentially star-studded senior season in Tempe to test the NFL waters, his mission at ASU is complete.
After a few rocky days, six rounds and 232 picks later, Guy was selected by the reigning Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers.
Although the opportunity to shine for the Sun Devils as a senior in a bowl game was promising, the lure of “The League” was too overpowering.
Now, Lawrence Guy’s dream has turned into reality. And it is difficult to argue a better fit for the 21-year-old, bright-eyed rookie.
After three stellar years in Tempe, it was only a matter of time before Guy reported to work for a professional football team. As a freshman, Guy forced his way into the starting lineup by the fourth week of the season.
Three seasons later and 122 tackles totaled, Guy was an All-Pacific Ten performer and the anchor of Craig Bray’s stout defensive front.
In fact, the Sun Devil coaches recruited around big Lawrence Guy and utilized his force up front.
All of the speedy linebackers, like Vontaze Burfict and his Corona Centennial mates, and the others that don the maroon and gold, would not garner the attention of the media if Guy and the defensive tackles were not reeking havoc, as well.
Many fans glossed over the press clipping about Guy turning pro before Christmas, due to fellow decision maker Omar Bolden opting to “take his talents to the next level…at Arizona State.”
Expectations are already virtually sky high in the valley of the sun, but one has to wonder how formidable ASU would be if Lawrence Guy returned for his senior season?
Formidable might be too polite. The Sun Devils are already nasty on defense. After all, ASU finished the 2010 season with the top-rated Pac-10 defense.
With another season with Guy, ASU could have been absolutely scary.
Nonetheless, today is a day about looking forward for a fellow Sun Devil. A new journey has begun for Guy.
The Green Bay Packers are receiving another top-tier prospect from ASU. Lawrence Guy will be joining fellow Sun Devil Dimitri Nance, who was a first year running back for the Packers.
On behalf of Sun Devil Nation, best of luck.
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