Byrnes Juniors Drawing Attention

Byrnes High School has been home to some of the more talented prospects in the state in recent memory, and in 2004, things appear to be no different. Today we take a look at OL Trey Bailey and teammate WR Reynaldo Hunter....

The 2003 season was nothing short of outstanding for Brynes High School as the Rebels finished the year undefeated at 15-0 and captured the Class 4-A Division II State Championship.

In fact, after winning the state title the year beofre, it was the first time in school history that Byrnes won back-to-back state titles.

In 2004, the Rebels will once again be stacked with talent. Two players, Trey Bailey and Reynaldo Hunter, have already started recieving some recogonition from colleges around the southeast.

The 6-foot-2, 265 pound Bailey prospect played right guard for Byrnes last season but expects to move out to a new position for his senior season. "I believe I will be moving out to tackle this year. I will also play defensive tackle this season. I would prefer to play offense."

Bailey will be a prospect that Clemson fans should follow closely as he grew up rooting for the Tigers. "I grew up pulling for Clemson. I've always been a Clemson fan. I've always grown up around a Clemson family."

The talented lineman has not received a lot of attention from the college coaches (letters from schools) yet but expect that to change over the coming weeks.

Bailey also will probably not make an early commitment during the recruiting process. "I would like to wait and see who offers. I want to see whom I can choose from. I want to know what options I have."

Bailey's teammate Reynaldo Hunter will also be heavily recruited this year as either a wide receiver and defensive back. Hunter brought in 39 passes for 800 yards and 4 touchdowns last season in the Rebels' explosive offense.

Before it's all said and done, Hunter could be one of the more heavily recruited athletes in the state. Of course, we will continue to keep you updated on both prospects, right up through signing day 2005. Top Stories