When you're a 6-0, 176-pound cornerback that can run with any wide receiver, it doesn't take long before college recruiters show up with scholarship offers. A couple weeks ago Byron Maxwell received a surprise offer from a team he hadn't been considering.
"I walked into my coaches office and he told me that I had an offer from Notre Dame," explained Maxwell. "I was like, wow! It was something I really didn't expect."
Even though Byron was impressed by the offer, Notre Dame has an uphill battle to get his signature.
"Well, it's pretty far." Maxwell said when asked if he had any interest in Notre Dame. "I'd like to go up and see how it is, but it is far."
Does that mean that Byron will stay in the southeast?
"Yeah, I'll probably stay close to home," he responded.
Maxwell has spoken to Irish defensive back coach Bill Lewis, and he said that coach Lewis was planning on stopping by his school to meet him during the May recruiting period.
The North Charleston, S.C. native currently favors Clemson and Georgia over Florida, Virginia Tech and Louisville. All his favorites have offered.
As a junior Maxwell had 60 tackles, 19 pass breakups and five interceptions, running one back for a touchdown. He also added a punt return for a touchdown.
Byron also reports a 2.8 g.p.a, and will take the ACT on June 11th.
Comment: Maxwell did say that he was interested in visiting Notre Dame on an official visit, but he also said that he'd likely have a decision by the end of summer. Since recruits can't take official visits until September the Notre Dame staff will need to convince Byron delay his decision. They'll also need to convince him to take a harder look at Notre Dame.