Bryon Maxwell offers the type of cornerback/safety prospect that has enough size to compete with some of the bigger wide receivers across the country and the speed to hang with just about any one of them. Standing 6' 1" and weighing in at 175 pounds, Maxwell has room for growth but reports a blazing 4.4 40 yard dash. He bench presses 275 pounds and squats 350 pounds while carrying a 2.8 GPA in the classroom. During his junior campaign, he had five interceptions, running one back for a touchdown, and added a punt return for a touchdown to his statistical totals.
He currently holds offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Louisville, VT, Florida, Georgia, NC State, Maryland, Nebraska and Duke and claims his favorites as Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Duke and South Carolina. He plans to attend the South Carolina seven on seven camp and cites his best attribute as his ability to hold man coverage.
Nebraska has been sure to keep up the correspondence with Maxwell, sending him informational material on the school, the traditions and the general topics that make Nebraska what it is in many a recruit's eyes. When asked about some of the big factors that will go into his eventual collegiate decision, Maxwell said, "The weather and the location." Byron is looking for a warmer climate in the Southeastern region of the country. He also notes that academics are going to play a large part, though he doesn't know what he wants to study yet.
While Nebraska is definitely in the market for a solid defensive back prospect such as Maxwell, it appears that distance is the Cornhuskers' main foe in this battle. "I want to stay close to home," said Maxwell. He reports that Nebraska is too far away for what he is currently looking at.