Bynes Gearing Up For South Carolina Visit

Boyd H. Anderson (Lauderdale Lakes, FL) 4-star linebacker Josh Bynes is one of the top overall prospects in the Sunshine State this year, and he is currently gearing up for his final official visit of the recruiting process to South Carolina this weekend. Read inside for full story.

The 6'2, 230 pound Bynes, who has already made official visits to Iowa, Auburn, and Louisville, said he is looking forward to visiting Columbia this weekend to see what all the Gamecocks have to offer.

"I'm going to South Carolina this weekend," said Bynes. "I just want to see how I feel around the environment and see how I fit around there. Also, I want to see how the defense looks up there and how it's going to fit me. I also want to see how comfortable I am with the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach."

Bynes has maintained a top four of Iowa, Louisville, Auburn, and South Carolina for several weeks now, while claiming no individual favorite, and he shared what he likes about each of his four finalists.

Iowa - "What I like about Iowa is they've brought some players up from my school and from this area, and they all did what they were supposed to do up at Iowa. The defense is very good, and I'd have the opportunity to play."

Louisville - "At Louisville, I'm very comfortable with the linebacker coach and the defensive coordinator. I'd have a very good opportunity to play there as well."

Auburn - "Auburn, I feel that's also a good school. I'd have the opportunity to play just as well as the other schools, and I'm very comfortable with the linebackers coach and the defensive coordinator. Auburn also has a great environment to be around."

South Carolina - "I really didn't know too much about South Carolina, but they are an up-and-coming program. There's obviously the opportunity to play there also, and I have a couple friends of mine that are going there."

Lastly, Bynes, who plans to announce his college choice on National Signing Day, discussed what factors he will be looking for when making his final decision.

"The environment is pretty important. I've got to be around somewhere that is going to be best suited for me. I want to be around great athletes and great players as well. Basically it's going to come down to how comfortable I feel with the defense, the coordinator, and the linebacker coach. I want to feel that they can take me to the next level. Also, academics are important. I want to have a great school to go to for that."

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