Byron Maxwell collecting offers

Cornerback <B>Byron Maxwell</b> of Fort Dorchester (SC) High School has received a number of scholarship offers including one from Louisville.

In their attempt to locate and offer the best prospects in the country, the University of Louisville coaching staff has extended a scholarship opportunity to cornerback Byron Maxwell of Fort Dorchester (SC) High School.

Louisville's not alone as the 6-foot-1, 175-pound defensive back, who has 4.4 40-yard speed, is drawing the attention from college coaches throughout the southeast.

"Every day the mailbox is full of letters," said Byron's father Nathaniel Maxwell. "He gets a bunch of them, both at school and at home."

In addition to the Cardinals, Maxwell includes Clemson, Georgia, Duke, Florida, Virginia Tech and Maryland among his heavy suitors.

"He went down to Georgia for their Junior Day and they offered Byron while he was there," continued his father. "He also went to a spring practice at South Carolina and has been to Maryland. We went to a game at Clemson last year."

The Cardinals, who offered a few months ago, have made an impression with Maxwell by their performance of a year ago.

"Louisville has a strong football program going right now," said Mr. Maxwell. "Coach Reggie Johnson is the one that is sending things to Byron."

As a junior, Maxwell recorded 60 tackles, 19 pass breakups and 5 interceptions, running one back for a touchdown. He also added a punt return for a touchdown.

A decision doesn't appear close in the making for the standout corner.

"Right now he's talking about staying close to home, but it is up to him," Bryon's father explained. "It is still early in the process, so things can change."

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