Houston area product Jay Guy is among a talented group of newcomers to the Nebraska defensive line. The 6-1, 300-pound Guy joined the Nebraska program in January, enrolling at UNL for the spring semester. Guy was a dominant presence on the defensive line for Coach Ray Evans at Eisenhower High School. Guy made 74 tackles as a senior, including 50 solo stops and five sacks. His play helped the Eagles to a 6-5 record in 2009 and a berth in the Class 5A state playoffs.
Guy received numerous honors for his standout play. He was the District 19 5A Defensive MVP and one of 10 finalists for the Touchdown Club of Houston Defensive Player of the Year. Guy was a first-team all-district pick as both a junior and senior, was chosen second-team all-greater Houston by the Houston Chronicle and was an honorable-mention Class 5A all-state selection. Guy has been a key player for Eisenhower since his sophomore year, when he was a second-team all-district selection.
Guy is regarded as one of the top 40 defensive tackles in the country by Scout.com, while SuperPrep ranks him among the top 70 overall players in the state of Texas. Guy also visited UCLA and California and had scholarship offers from dozens of schools. Guy is the son of Jesse and Deborah Guy, and he was born on April 9, 1992.