Tyson Guzman

Tyson Guzman, left, is a key member of Omaha Westside's undefeated football team.

Omaha Westside's Tyson Guzman is on the radar of college recruiters with his combination of length and athleticism.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound senior runs a 4.51-second 40-yard dash and has a 32-inch vertical jump. He plays both defensive back and wide receiver for the undefeated Warriors (7-0), but college coaches differ on what position he should play on the next level.

"If I play corner I'm probably a perfect size," Guzman said. "Some schools have talked to me about playing outside linebacker. If I do I would need to gain about 20-25 pounds. ...

"Augustana wants me to play receiver. Nebraska wants me to play safety. South Dakota State has talked to me about playing linebacker, but I would obviously need to beef up a little bit for that."

Nebraska offered him a preferred walk-on opportunity on Sept. 26. A day later he received his first scholarship offer from Division II Sioux Falls.

Guzman has taken game-day visits this fall to Nebraska, Northwest Missouri State, South Dakota State and Wyoming. He is also planning a trip to Iowa.

He's not rushing to make a final decision.

"I might be able to get a few more offers with a strong finish to the season," Guzman said. "I will most likely commit later and sign in February."

His senior season is the focus for now. A perfect record and district championship are on the line when the Warriors travel to Millard South (7-1) on Thursday.

"We are all together," Guzman said. "We are all here for the same reason and everyone just loves each other."

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