Name: Justin Byers
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
High School: Vance High School
Position: Defensive Back
NOTES: As a junior, Byers shared a secondary with Virginia signee Rico Bell, but was still able to total 75 tackles, and three interceptions. On offense he caught four passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns, and added two more scores on punt returns.
He committed to NC State late last week after visiting with his parents. The Wolfpack was the first to offer, and extended an offer to Byers in March.
SCOUTING REPORT: "Byers is a nice-sized cornerback with great lateral movement and adjusts well to the ball. He sits well in zone coverage and moves well to the ball. He lacks fluid footwork and top-end speed is a concern to some.
"Still, he is a very dependable cornerback that is willing to work, shows a good break on the ball, follows opponents out from their breaks, and locates the ball and makes plays on the pass." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Miller Safrit
BYERS QUOTE:"The academics for one - my mom liked that, and the fact that I talked to the coaches and they told me if I come up there and work, I can play early as a freshman. I think that was a deciding factor. They put it on the table with an offer basically saying 'We know you can play, we want you.'"
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