ATH C.J. Byrd
6-3, 180, 4.5
North Augusta High School
North Augusta, South Carolina
LSU Head Coach Nick Saban offered North Augusta (S.C.) standout wide receiver/safety C.J. Byrd earlier today. Byrd, 6-3 and 184 pounds, received his 10th scholarship offer. But this one was from the co-national champion LSU Tigers.
Yesterday, Byrd told TheInsiders.com that LSU was his early school favorite.
"LSU called us earlier in the week to ask if CJ was interested," North Augusta assistant coach Steve Mixon said. "CJ will have many tough decisions to make during the recruiting process, but asking whether or not he was interested in playing for the defending national champions wasn't one of them.
"He's pumped, and so is everybody in and around our football program. Let's face the facts: LSU right now can get in the door with any high school player in the country and they are coming hard after Big Byrd.
"(Saban) told CJ that they are recruiting a WR from Florida that is ranked No. 1 in the country. However, Saban said after watching CJ's tape, they thought he was just as good, if not better, than the other player. When arguably the top program in the land gives you an evaluation like that, you should feel honored and special. And Lord knows, CJ is a special talent."
Byrd now has scholarship offers from LSU, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Auburn, South Carolina, Clemson, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Illinois.
LSU Offers C.J. Byrd
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