South Alabama QB Sitting On One SEC Offer

Foley High School's offensive coordinator gives a recruiting update on his star player, quarterback Roosevelt Byrd, who is expected to hit the college camp circuit this summer to show coaches what he can do.

Foley, Ala.--One of the most talented quarterbacks in the state of Alabama, Roosevelt Byrd, currently has an offer from Mississippi State.

With the accolades Byrd has received, one would expect college recruiters to be beating down his door. To date several SEC and ACC schools have expressed some interest, but offers have been slow to come.

"Right now it's just the offer from Mississippi State, but he has tons of people wanting him to come to their one day camps," said Foley High offensive coordinator Joel Williams.

"Everybody wants him to come to those so he can work out in front of their Quarterback coach or offensive coordinator. Everything is hot and heavy, but he is not going to make an early decision.

"This summer he is just concentrating on our stuff and working hard on his academics. He is going to get some tutoring and work on the Alabama graduation exam and then he will be taking the ACT again on June the 10th. He will be throwing the football and working on academics and not necessarily in that order. He had a good semester and came out with all B's. He is just trying to make up for some lost ground before we got here."

It appears that most schools have taken a wait and see approach to Byrd.

"Everybody is very interested in him," Williams said. "No one has anything negative to say about him, but they are waiting to see what happens with his grade situation. I think once he takes the graduation exam and the ACT it is going to give us some indication.

"We will still have October and December (for the ACT) and I think he is going to be real, real close on the core GPA. I think we have a real chance there and a real good chance on this Alabama graduation exam. If we can get a good result on this June ACT, I think we will be in real good shape."

With a solid plan in place it appears Byrd is going to make things real interesting. Stay with to see where Byrd lands.

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