Former LSU running back Derrius Guice, one of the best running back prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft, has reportedly signed with Lil Wayne‘s Young Money APAA Sports.
Guice had initially signed with Top Dawg Entertainment, the agency that represents Kendrick Lamar and SZA, stating that “they were the first guys who came to me, just like LSU was the first school to offer me a scholarship,” but has apparently changed his mind.
The 20-year old running back is regarded as the second best at his position heading into the 2018 NFL Draft, behind Penn State star Saquon Barkley who is projected to be a Top-5 pick. Like Guice, Barkley has also opted to sign with an agency started by a hip-hop icon in Jay Z‘s Roc Nation Sports.
Over the past two seasons at LSU, Guice rushed for 2,638 yards and 26 touchdowns, according to ESPN. Mel Kiper Jr. has him going 20th overall to the Detroit Lions in the upcoming NFL Draft.
During an interview last month on the SiriusXM NFL show “Late Hits,” Guice described how one team at the NFL Combine asked him if he likes men, and how another team asked if his mom “sells herself.” That said, he told the show’s hosts that the interview process went exactly how everyone told him it would, noting how exhausting it was to be watched and tested the entire time.
‘’It was pretty crazy,” Guice said during the Late Hits interview, per USA Today. “Some people are really trying to get in your head and test your reaction. … I go in one room, and a team will ask me do I like men, just to see my reaction. I go in another room, they’ll try to bring up one of my family members or something and tell me, ‘Hey, I heard your mom sells herself. How do you feel about that?’”