4-star LB considering trip to Louisville

Josh Bynes, who is rated as the nation's No.5 strongside linebacker by Scout.com, has made official visits with Auburn and Iowa, and has one scheduled with South Carolina. Will the four-star prospect make a trip to Louisville? InsideTheVille.com has the latest.

One of the nation's top linebacker prospects, Josh Bynes of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida continues to draw interest from dozens of programs throughout the nation and has collected more than two dozen scholarship offers in the process. At 6-foot-3, 231-pounds, the four-star prospect is in no rush to make a college choice, instead spending much of his time focusing on returning to the field to help Anderson High School continues its run into the state playoffs.

"The season has been great," Bynes told InsideTheVille.com on Monday evening. "We're 9-2 and in the second round of the playoffs. I've only played eight or nine games because someone hit me in my knees in the district game and sprained my MCL. I'm great now though. I'm going back to the doctor this Friday. My leg is a lot better and I'm walking normal again. If not this week, then I'll probably be back by next week."

Bynes, who has collected over 100 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 3 recoveries and 3 sacks on the season, says that despite the injury, he believes that he's having his best prep season.

"I'm probably having a better season this year then I did last year," said Bynes, who earned All-County honors after totaling 147 tackles, eight forced fumbles, five recoveries and two sacks as a junior. "I'm reading the offenses a lot better this year. I'm just a lot bigger and stronger then I was last year."

Bynes has already made two official visits, but doesn't anticipate making another similar trip until the completion of his team's playoff run.

"I have visited both Iowa and Auburn," said Bynes. "Both of them had great atmospheres and were really nice. The coaches at both places were real easy to get along with."

"I go to South Carolina in January and that's all I have right now," he continued, adding that a number of additional programs have invited him for an official visit. "Louisville, Ole Miss, UCF, USF, Pittsburgh and some others."

With so many programs hoping to secure his final two visits, Bynes explained that the final two spots remain open.

"I don't know where I'll go with my other two visits," he continued. "I may go to Louisville, but really I'll see how things go once January comes around."

Auburn, Iowa, Louisville, Pittsburgh, South Carolina and Tennessee currently top his list, but none have claimed the edge over the other.

"I don't have a favorite right now," said Bynes. "I'm going to take all five of my visits. I want to see how they all feel to me and what they are all like."

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