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All American, All State C/O 2018 LB John Bailey Gullatt West Monroe HS (LA)

JB Gullatt

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Name: John Bailey “JB” Gullatt
High School: West Monroe High School
Class of: 2018
State: Louisiana
Height/Weight: 6’0” 235
Positions: LB
GPA/ACT: 4.0+/29 ACT (Gifted/Talented and Honors Curriculum at West Monroe HS)
2015 Stats (Sophmore): 134 Tackles (19 Assist/3TFL), 2 INTs, 2 FRs

In the 7th Grade, when John Bailey Gullatt took the field at Linebacker everyone that was there knew he was going to be something special and he has developed into one of the top players for the Class of 2018 in the State of Louisiana.

By the 8th Grade, JB Gullatt was named the MVP of the International Bowl for Team USA U15 Game and was named a two-time Eastbay All American (7th and 8th grade).  As a Freshman, Gullatt was a Max Preps All American and already turning into a powerful, aggressive and very talented Linebacker for the West Monroe Rebels.  By the end of his Sophomore season, Gullatt has broken several records for the Rebels not only in the weight room but also on the field.  He has received numerous Local, District, and Parish honors as well as State recognition from both the Louisiana prep sportswriters and coaches throughout the state when he was named to the 5A All State Team for both the Louisiana Football Coaches Association (LFCA) and The Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).  This month, Gullatt headed to Arlington, Texas to represent his State, the USA, and the game he loves by playing for Team USA U17, where he started at Linebacker, in the 2016 International Bowl at AT&T Stadium.

Gullatt received his first offer two weeks ago from Northwestern State University located in Natchitoches, LA.  When asked how it felt to receive his first offer Gullatt stated – “Just makes me know all the hardwork is paying off. Helps me realize I have what it takes to play at the next level. I will remember the colleges/universities that recruit me early and the ones that will stay with me through this process.”  He has continued to gain interest from other programs including Arkansas in recent weeks.

His “Dream College/University?” Stanford University  Why? Stanford offers a great balance of academics and athletics, I want to compete at a highest level in both.

Check out more about 2018 LB John Bailey “JB” Gullatt West Monroe HS (LA):

Have you taken any unofficial visits? Yes Where? LSU, TCU, Alabama, ULM, Miss State
Will you graduate early? No
List Any Unofficial Visits you plan to take? LSU TCU, Alabama, ULM, Miss State, Arkansas
What camps do you plan to attend? The Opening, Rivals, Arkansas, Miss State, TCU, LSU, La Tech, Tulane, ULL, ULM, Northwestern State, Missouri, and at some point would like to attend Stanford University’s camp.
What Junior Days will you be attending? Arkansas, Miss State, LSU, TCU, and any others that I may have an opportunity to attend.
What will be the determining factor in choosing your college university? My first consideration will have to be if it offers the major I plan on pursuing and what quality of education does it offer.
What is your favorite college football conference? SEC
What pushes you the most in your academic and athletic endeavors? My competitiveness, I am very competitive in everything I do.  I always want to win no matter if it is in the classroom or on the playing field.
Is Early playing time important? No, not at all.  I have a great work ethic.  I know I will have to prove myself everyday whether it is in the offseason or not during workouts and practices.
Importance of playing close to home? No, not at all.  I am willing to go wherever I can get the best education and an opportunity to continue playing a game I love.
Post Season Accolades: 2015: All District, All Northeast, LFCA All State, LSWA All State, Best LB West Monroe Football, Team USA vs Ontario (Started at LB U17 Team), 2014: Max-Preps Freshman All American, Freshman Power Clean Record @ West Monroe Football, Aaron Aces Team, 2013: MVP Team USA vs Canada 8th Grade, Eastbay All American (7th and 8th grade)
What is your most memorable experience during your time playing football?  “I have a lot of great memories during the time that I have been playing; however, the one I would have to say that sticks out the most is the loss to Ponchatoula in the second round of the playoffs this past season.  It is something that I can’t get off my mind. I am working harder and so are my teammates this off season to avenge that loss.” stated Gullatt.
Twitter: @JBgullatt5

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