West Monroe linebacker John Bailey Gullatt has found his next football and academic home.
Gullatt took to twitter on Wednesday to announce his verbal commitment to Army. Gullatt, a two-time LSWA All-State selection and state defensive player of the year in 2016 had offers from Army, Navy, Air Force, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, ULM and others before deciding on the Black Knights after an in-home visit by Army head coach Jeff Monken and members of his staff.
The 5A Academic All-State selection had his pick of top schools in America after a 30 on the ACT and a 3.95 grade point average. “It just felt like home when I went up there,” Gullatt said. “We visited several colleges this summer. I am excited.”
Gullatt said that serving in the military is something he has thought about and wanted to do for some time. He will have two years of service in the Army after his four years of football with the Black Knights.
Gullatt set all kinds of tackle records at West Monroe in his final two seasons yet he could be utilized on the offensive side of the football at Army.
“Whatever the team needs me to do,” Gullatt said. “They have a couple of linebackers built like me as well. I could also play offense.”
Gullatt was a star fullback and played in some All-American games in middle school at Good Hope Middle in West Monroe.
Gullatt plans to sign with Army during National Signing Day in February.