Byrd Talks with Head Gator

One thing that's hard to overcome on the football speed is pure blinding speed, the kind of speed that Erial (NJ) Timber Creek Regional superstar Damiere Byrd possesses.

Damiere Byrd is currently ranked as a four-star wide receiver prospect and the 21st ranked wide out in America. What he lacks in size 5-9 and 162-pounds he more than makes up with blazing unimaginable speed.

Byrd ran sub-4.3 last year at a Scout.com combine and he has now done it again running 4.26 at recent combine in Philadelphia. Just for good measure he ran it a second time and hit 4.3 after standing around. It's the kind of speed that the top teams in America take notice like the University of Florida. The Gators had a message for the New Jersey speedster.

"That they were going to come at me real hard. They really want me to come down to visit. I've been talking to coach Chuck Heater and I talked with Urban Meyer today. They told my coach they were going to send it today (offer) but then said they wanted to get me down before they did."

Byrd is going to try and visit Gainesville during the month of May.

Scout.com Biography:

As a junior, Byrd caught 38 passes for 605 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball 78 times for 685 yards and eight more scores, adding a punt return touchdown for good measure. He was named first-team All-Conference and Group III and second-team All South-Jersey.

Byrd was the state champion in the 55-meter for New Jersey as a junior with a time of 6.39 seconds.


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