Will Montour TE follow in his father's footsteps?

At times being the son of a high school coach can be very nerve-racking. However, when the father has already been through the same things you are now experiencing, his knowledge and guidance can be invaluable.<br><br> TE Josh Byrom, 6-5, 255 Montour High School, sees both sides of this. His father Bruce is the head coach of Montour and is also a former Alumnus of the University of Maryland.

Josh was an Honorable Mention All-Parkway Conference this past season. He had 27 receptions, 340 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Currently he is receiving interest from Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Iowa, Purdue, and Kent State. The younger Byrom benches 320 and squats 410, and he carries a 3.0 GPA.

PittInsider interviewed Josh recently.

Who are your favorites right now?

"Pittsburgh, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Syracuse."

What are the most important aspects for you picking a school?

"I want to be able to play; I'd like to get a quality education, and the surroundings."

What college or professional player do you like to watch?

"I like Kris Wilson, he was the 1st college TE that I actually got to meet. I like the way he plays and the way he carries himself."

Do you play any other sports?


Have you made any visits?

"I have seen the campuses at Pittsburgh and Maryland, I liked them both. And both schools have great coaches."

What is it like to be a coach's son?

"It's all ups and downs. If someone jumps offside, they hear about for a couple seconds, I hear about all weekend. It is good because he has been through what I am going through right now. So we always talk about it, his guidance really helps."

When do you plan on deciding?

"When it feels right for me."

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