The Tulane Green Wave continue to roll after having one of their best seasons ever in 2022, which was not only winning the AAC Championship, but also winning the Cotton Bowl. The success on the gridiron has translated to success on the recruiting trail for Willie Fritz and company. Over the last three days, the Green Wave picked up two of Louisiana’s best pass rushers in the 2024 class. The first domino to fall this past weekend was Ruston High School 2024 three star Geordan Guidry, who chose the Green Wave over other offers that included Kansas State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Northwestern State and Prairie View.
“It feels amazing. I’m excited to be a part of a growing program and the family environment has been great.”Ruston High School 2024 DL and Tulane Commit Geordan Guidry
The two time All-District selection has made his college decision before the start of the 2023 season. Last season, he helped the Bearcats have a special season, which was to lead the Bearcats to their first state championship appearance since 1990 with an All-State campaign as a junior with 74 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and three passes defended. After coming up short in the state title game against Destrehan, Guidry has become a senior leader for the Bearcats and has set the tone for the offseason.
“The team this year knows what it feels like to lose when you are almost there so this year’s team is hungrier.”Ruston High School 2024 DL and Tulane Commit Geordan Guidry
Paired with LSU defensive end commit Ahmad Breaux, the Bearcats have one of the state’s best pass rushing duos in the state of Louisiana and the two compliment each other well.
“We hold each other to higher standards than we do each other because we know what each other can do so we also know when the other is slacking and that makes us work harder.”Ruston High School 2024 DL and Tulane Commit Geordan Guidry
The 6’3, 240 pound pass rusher also has the opportunity to be coached by LSU and Buffalo Bills legend Kyle Williams as his defensive coordinator at Ruston. Getting to learn under a former NFL All-Pro, Guidry makes sure to soak in everything that Williams does.
“Coach Kyle does not parade around talking about being a legend so it doesn’t really make me feel any different than my other coaches. He is more like a role model and he holds me to a higher standard, which makes me work harder.”Ruston High School 2024 DL and Tulane Commit Geordan Guidry
Having conversations with the Tulane coaching staff, they want Geordan Guidry to play a true defensive end role and compared him to former Auburn and current New York Jet defensive end Carl Lawson.
“Tulane will be getting a player that does all the little things right and will do whatever it takes.”Ruston High School 2024 DL and Tulane Commit Geordan Guidry
Just two days later, the Green Wave got another gift as Archbishop Shaw High School 2024 defensive lineman Jayden Scott will continue to keep the same colors at the next level. Scott has chosen the Tulane Green Wave over multiple DI schools including Louisville, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech, ULL, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, and Troy.
“I love the atmosphere of the building and the coaching staff. I appreciate the opportunity they gave me. It is exciting and I’m treating it like a business and I hope to help them get their money’s worth.”Archbishop Shaw High School 2024 DL and Tulane Commit Jayden Scott
The 6’4, 240 pound defensive leader also helped lead his high school team to one of their best seasons in recent memory as the Eagles had their first winning season since 2009. The dominant play of Scott and the return of legendary head coach Hank Tierney have been two of the leading catalysts behind the Eagles’ emergence in the West Bank.
“Coach Hank helps me because he is a great man before he is a great coach. The first thing he told me was if he only makes me a great football player, he has failed me as a man and as a coach. The key to the turnaround is that we truly believe that we can win and we are hungry to prove ourselves and everyone that Coach Hank came back for a reason.”Archbishop Shaw High School 2024 DL and Tulane Commit Jayden Scott
One of the reasons Coach Tiernery came back to the place where he started a football powerhouse was to change plenty of more young men’s lives and to get the most out of special talents like Scott. He has indeed gotten that out of the recent Tulane commit and now, the rising senior wants to give back by giving it his all for his senior season.
“My goals for my senior season is what they are every year and that is to do my job and do the little things right because the little things lead to the big things. I have been playing football since I was 11. and it has sunk in, but my mindset is always about what’s in front of me, and it’s a championship for Archbishop Shaw.”Archbishop Shaw High School 2024 DL and Tulane Commit Jayden Scott
Jayden Scott not only brings a workmanlike attitude, but he also brings versatility to the table as well as he can play in a two point stance and he can put his hand in the dirt.
“Right now, the coaches were thinking about putting me all over the line and can showcase my versatility. Tulane will be getting a player that cares about the game and doesn’t make any excuse and who will give his all to and for the program.”Archbishop Shaw High School 2024 DL and Tulane Commit Jayden Scott
The Tulane fans certainly hope to get that in both Geordan Guidry and Jayden Scott as well as perhaps the program’s next 1-2 punch on the edges. With both commitments, the Green Wave now have seven pledges overall including four this month alone.