2003 Profile: WR Emmanuel Byers

Emmanuel Byers is one of the quickest wide receivers in the south and he already has an impressive list of offers to show for his ability. Scott Kennedy has the latest in this report.

Emmanuel Byers (5'10, 170, 4.4) is a standout athlete for a powerful Ragsdale team in Jamestown, NC that went 13-1 last year and looks to make a good run at the finals again this year. "We return about 14 starters," said Byers. "So we should have a pretty good team." Byers is a big reason why Ragsdale looks to make another run. He plays both sides of the ball and had over 800 yards receiving last year to go with 7 interceptions on defense.

"I play wide receiver and corner for our team, but everyone is recruiting me to play wide receiver. I've already been to the Wake Forest camp, and I'm going to North Carolina, and Virginia later this summer." Byers has an impressive list of scholarship offers early in the process, and he has offers from each of his favorite teams. "I like Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Clemson, and Georgia right now. They're all pretty much even."

Byers not only has excellent straight ahead speed, he's extremely quick, which makes him doubly dangerous once he has the ball in his hands. His 4.3 shuttle time at the Nike Camp in North Carolina is proof of his quickness.

  • Offers: Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Clemson, and Georgia among others
  • Summer Camps: Wake Forest, North Carolina, Virginia.
  • Junior Stats: 52 catches for 800 yards and 10 TD's, 42 tackles and 7 INT's Top Stories