Derrius Guice reinstated to Catholic football team

He committed to LSU, and now running back Derrius Guice is back on the football team at Catholic High.

The 6-foot, 210-pound Guice was reinstated to the Catholic squad after a Sunday meeting with coach Dale Weiner. Guice was suspended from spring practice for unspecified reasons.

The meeting with Weiner came a day after Guice committed to LSU coach Les Miles during a Saturday meeting in Miles’ office.

“I had a very good meeting today with Derrius,” Weiner said. “He’s met all the conditions that were set out for him when we met back on April 2.

“He had a very good last quarter academically and has handled himself very well. We talked about the challenges ahead. Derrius has done a good job preparing for that.”

As a junior, Guice earned All-Metro and Class 5A all-state honors after rushing for 1,101 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also returned two kicks for touchdowns despite missing all or part of several games with injuries. Guice also was suspended for one game last fall.

In addition to discussing Guice’s status with the Catholic High program, Weiner said Guice also talked about committing to LSU on Saturday.

Guice also is committed to play in the Under Armour All-American game in January and became LSU’s 12th commitment for 2015. Another local running back, University High’s Nick Brossette, also is an LSU commitment. Central defensive back Kevin Henry is the other local player among LSU’s 2015 commitments.

“We’re very excited about the fact that Derrius is committed to LSU,” Weiner said. “There’s a challenge that goes along with that, and that’s for Derrius to finish strong. He understands that.”