"He's still undecided," said Mrs. Byrd. "He's taken official visits to Lehigh and UC Santa Barbara. He just heard recently from UCLA and they've asked him to take an official visit. We haven't set a date yet for that visit. He's still talking with USF, Pacific and Santa Clara. The two schools that he's said no to are Wyoming and St. Mary's."
We asked Mrs. Byrd about the visits that Jessie has already taken and she said, "The Lehigh visit went exceptionally well. He loved the school and the coach."
Mrs. Byrd said the interest from UCLA picked up after the Bruin staff received Jessie's transcript and test score. "Once they got his academic record, they said they wanted him to take a visit. So we're in the process of setting that up."
Byrd told us recently that he scored an 1100 on the SAT, but he took it again earlier this month.