Speedy Byram Looking for First Offer

An article on a sprint champion who attended an Auburn football camp is featured.

Gallatin, Tenn.--He doesn't have any scholarship offers yet, but speedy Brandon Byram is hoping that will change during his senior year at Station Camp High School.

The 6-0, 166-pounder won the 200-meter state title this spring, running a time of 21.8. He notes that he is receiving letters from Vanderbilt, Army and Navy. "They are recruiting me in both football and track," Byram says. "I am hoping to get a scholarship offer that will enable me to play both sports in college."

Byram says he has been a two-year starter at free safety and has played tailback, but says he expects to play wide receiver as a senior. That is the position he worked out at recent football camps at both Vanderbilt and Auburn. At the Auburn camp he ran a 4.55 40 with a 4.42 NFL shuttle time. "I didn't find out what I ran at Vanderbilt," he says.

The soon to be high school senior notes that he is excited about the move to wide receiver, even though he notes he is still learning the finer points of the position. "We have a really good quarterback this season (Matt Johnson)," he says. "We didn't have a good season last year, but we expect to have a much better team this year."

The receiver says he didn't grow up with any college as a favorite. He notes that he is a B student who already has a qualifying score on his ACT.

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