LOI #11: Justin Byers

Charlotte (NC) Vance defensive back Justin Byers has signed with NC State!

S Justin Byers
6-1, 185 pounds, 4.45-seconds in the 40
Zebulon B. Vance High School, Charlotte, NC

Prospect Ranking:
Byers is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com and the No. 47 prospect in North Carolina.

Accomplishments: As a junior Byers recorded 75 tackles, picked off three passes and scored four total touchdowns, starring on offense, defense and special teams. After his senior season he participated in the Shrine Bowl.

Academics: Byers projects as a qualifier.

The recruiting scene: Byers committed to NC State last summer and has spent much of his time helping to recruit other prospects to the Pack. Academics and the potential for playing time played a big role in his decision. He accompanied his good friend Ryan Houston on visits to UNC but remained firm in his commitment. Marshall extended a scholarship offer and Byers also received attention from Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech among others.

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

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