Byrd to Attend Clemson Junior Day

North Augusta standout C.J. Byrd will be one of the top athletes in South Carolina next season. The two-way star already has several offers as he prepares to attend his first junior day. Which programs have offered the South Carolina star? Find all the answers in this recruiting update.

ATH C.J. Byrd
6-3, 180, 4.5
North Augusta High School
North Augusta, South Carolina

The 6-3, 180 pound prospect plays both ways for North August High School. Byrd had 19 tackles and 2 interceptions as a defensive back and 2 100 yard kickoff returns on special teams. On offense the talented receiver caught 36 passes for 570 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The offer list is growing quickly for the Palmetto standout. "South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Auburn and Ole Miss have offered me," stated Byrd in a recent interview with CUTigers.com. Expect the offer list to expand, as North Carolina State, Clemson, Michigan, Maryland and North Carolina are all showing interest. "I have no early favorites," stated Byrd.

An offer from the Tigers could be in the works this weekend when C.J. and his parents travel to Tiger Town. "I will be coming down this weekend with my parents to the Junior Day at Clemson," stated the talented athlete.

When asked what position he prefers to play on the collegiate level, Byrd responded, "I've been playing defensive back for the longest. I like the aggression. Receiver is exciting. Its fun catching the ball and scoring touchdowns." Byrd stated that he is being recruited as both a defensive back and receiver by most schools.

Byrd is a great student of the game. "I enjoy watching film. I would say my knowledge of the game is my biggest strength. Also my speed."

Which team did the North Augusta star grow up rooting for as a youngster? "I grew up rooting for South Carolina," stated Byrd. Academics will be an important factor in Byrd's decisions as he tries to decide where to attend college. "The first thing I will look at will be academics. My parents always taught me that was important. I want play football forever. Second will be the sports program. I will also look at the graduation rates of the football players."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding athlete from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2005.

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