How did you tell the coaches about your commitment earlier today?
Byron Maxwell: Basically I called Coach Burns and told him I had made my decision. I told him I wanted to come to Clemson.
What was the reaction of Coach Burns when you told him you wanted to be a Tiger?
Byron Maxwell: He was real happy. He said he was glad I had made my decision.
Why did the South Carolina standout decide to make his commitment today specifically?
Byron Maxwell: My parents and I talked about it. We just felt like it was the best thing to do.
Why did you decide to attend Clemson?
Byron Maxwell: They have been involved from the start. I've liked them from the beginning. I like the exciting atmosphere they have. Coach Burns is a good coach. We have built a good relationship.
How does it feel to have made your decision?
Byron Maxwell: It feels good to have it behind me.
How firm is your commitment to the Tigers?
Byron Maxwell: It's firm. I stick behind my word. I'm going to Clemson.
How is your injured knee?
Byron Maxwell: I think it's probably an ACL. I am out for the season.
What are your rehabilitation plans?
Byron Maxwell: I will need to rehab for six to eight months.
Have you had your surgery yet?
Byron Maxwell: No, I have not had the surgery. I need to talk to my dad about when we will do that. It will be sometime this summer so I can start my rehab and be ready to play in the fall when I get to Clemson.
What was the reaction of your family and friends to your commitment?
Byron Maxwell: My dad was really pushing it. My mom wasn't saying too much. My dad was very happy. My mom is happy also. I had a lot of folks congratulate me today. I heard from my coaches.
We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defensive back from South Carolina, right up through signing day.
Maxwell Talks Commitment; Knee Injury
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