Byrd Planning to Visit Gainesville in May

Erial (NJ) Timber Creek Regional superstar Damiere Byrd might be the nation's fastest player. Checking in at 5-9 and 162-pounds he has been clocked as low as 4.26 at the Philly Nike Combine. Byrd holds offers from South Carolina, Stanford, Rutgers, Duke, Maryland, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisville, Cincinnati, East Carolina and West Virginia.

Damiere Byrd gives his thoughts on a few teams showing him interest.

"The South Carolina campus is very nice. Looks like the city but way slower. Rutgers is right up the highway so it's just the kind of place I've been around my whole life. Maryland everything is right there for you. It's so close you can walk everywhere. And UConn is like hidden in a mountain valley type. You have to take back roads to get there. So it's off by itself which was cool."

Byrd has visits scheduled for May 15 in Gainesville and April 30 for the West Virginia spring game. He has been talking allot with South Carolina, Florida, Oregon, West Virginia and Rutgers.

"I speak with a Florida coach at least once a week. I talk with either Coach Heater or Azzanni. Both guys are great. We talk a lot shoot emails often. My relationship with them is definitely a good one."

Byrd and his teammates will have high expectations for the upcoming season.

"My senior season I feel that we can do very well. Last season we made it to the state and lost by five. We lost a lot of senior contributors. I feel that if our young guys step up like I know they can we should be in the same position we were in last year."

Byrd talked about his game and it's not all about the speed.

"My speed is obvious, but a lot of people don't know how smart I am on the field. I'm able to read defenses and run my routes accordingly. I want to play receiver and return man in college. But whatever position that will allow me on the field faster than I'll do whatever. I'll play corner if I have to."

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