Byrd Returns from Athens

C.J. Byrd, one of the top receivers in the southeast, continues to see his offer list increase as he continues to visit spring practices. Who are the latest schools to offer? Which position would the talented athlete prefer to play? We've got the details in this report.

ATH C.J. Byrd
6-3, 184, 4.5
North Augusta High School
North Augusta, South Carolina

The 6-3, 180 pound prospect traveled to Athens this weekend to visit the University of Georgia. "It went good," said Byrd in an interview with Sunday evening. "I spent lots of time with Coach Richt. I had heard how nice he was. It was true."

Byrd has one more visit planned this week and that should be his last visit this spring. "I'm going to Florida this Wednesday. We have spring break this week. I'm not sure how long we'll stay down there."

"That should be my last trip though. I need to take a break. I've been somewhere the last five weekends."

The North Augusta standout has accumulated 19 offers and that number should continue to climb. "Duke and Wake are the latest to offers," Byrd said.

When asked if he had any early favorites, Byrd responded, "No, not yet."

A lot of football fans are wondering what he'll be looking for when deciding on a college later this fall or early next year.

"First I will look at academics and graduation rates," said the North Augusta star. "I still haven't decided what I want to study. I also want to be around the coaches and see if I have a good relationship with them. And I want to make sure I get along with players."

It's about half and half in terms of how many schools are recruiting Byrd as a receiver and how many are recruiting him as a defensive back.

"Most schools are looking at me for either one," said Byrd. "It doesn't matter to me. Wherever I can hit the field first. I just want to do what I can to help the team."

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