BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU recruit and Catholic High star Derrius Guice earned MVP honors in the US Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday.
Guice scored on two long touchdown receptions of 92 and 61 yards, sparking 33 straight points for his team as the West held on to beat the East with the score of 39-36.
The running back from Baton Rouge was a finalist for the US Army National Player of the Year Award that went to lineman Martez Ivy on Friday night, after he scored 28 touchdowns for Catholic High his senior year. Pine high school wide receiver Derrick Dillon, a Florida Gators commit, also had a TD catch for the West in the victory.
LSU lost out on a couple of recruiting battles during the game. Nashville defensive end Kyle Phillips picked Tennessee instead of LSU or Ole Miss, telling NBC Sports he did not make his decision based on any coaching changes.
Former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, a former Tennessee assistant, had been recruiting Phillips for the Tigers, before departing to Texas A&M this week. Another top recruit, tight end Devonaire Clarington of Miami, Florida also passed on an offer from LSU, picking the Texas Longhorns over the Tigers, Florida and Miami of Florida.
Verbal commitments are not binding and recruits still have more than four weeks to change their decisions before National Signing Day February 4.