Will compete with Kelly Seibert for the starting spot at quarterback ? Comes from one of the strongest high school programs in the state of Florida ? Has good arm strength and mental skills ? Has the potential to be an excellent quarterback in the Atlantic 10.
2000: Redshirted ? Named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in the spring of 2000 and the spring of 2001 ? Also named to the Dean?s List in the spring of 2001.
Before UMass: Played for coach George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ? Threw for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns during his senior season ? Earned All-County and All-State honors ? Played in Broward North-South All-Star Game ? Team captain and offensive MVP as a senior ? Earned three letters in baseball and two letters in basketball ? Spent the fall of 1999 at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. ? Passed for over 1,700 yards and 15 touchdowns for coach Mike Brodmell?s team at Hargrave.
Personal: Full name is Mathew Taylor Guice ? Born September 3, 1980, in Miami, Fla. ? Son of Jim and Connie Guice ? Father played for the Cleveland Browns from 1969-1972 ? Sister, Kim, played tennis at Eastern Kentucky University ? Attended the same high school as senior wide receiver Adrian Zullo and sophomore linebacker Jeremy Cain ? Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
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