Byrne Ready For The Next Ride

After winning a state title at Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas Colin Byrne is ready for his college experience at Syracuse.

Colin Byrne’s high school ride is over and he’s ready for the next chapter of his career. He finished as a state champion as Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas beat Kissimmee Osceola 31-0 last night.

”It’s been a long season and we are finally here,” Byrne said. “We are champions. It was a great explanation point to the season. I can’t even put it into words. We have been working so hard since February. It was hard but our coaches told us before the game everything was right in front of us. We just had to take it.

”For me, I learned a lot last season from the older guys. This season I became one of the leaders and the younger guys were looking up to me and asking me things. It made me better and I am definitely a better offensive lineman.”

Now it’s on to Syracuse, where this offensive lineman and his teammate and friend Sam Clausman are headed to play their college football.

”I can’t wait to get up there,” Byrne said. “It’s going to be a fun ride for me and Sam. It’s the next level and I know we both have a lot to learn. I love those coaches and the direction of the program. I can’t wait to get up to Syracuse.”

Byrne, 6-foot-5, 295-pounds, anticipates playing both guard and tackle for the Orange.

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