Buyers Has First Offer

Kenny Buyers of L.D. Bell recently reeled in his first scholarship offer. Buyers has talked of his fondness for the SMU program. Did the Mustangs offer the speedy defensive back, who excels both on the field and in the classroom?

Kenny Buyers of L.D. Bell recently received his first scholarship offer and he's hopeful that SMU will extend one as well.

"I was offered by Air Force," said Buyers. "The academics there are great and maybe this first offer will open more doors for me. During the spring, Air Force came down and watched me and then I went to their camp last week in Colorado. I impressed the coaches during the one-on-one drills and they decided to offer me.

"I play safety in high school, but they're offering me as a corner. I feel that my future lies at corner in college, due to my height (5-foot-11). The campus at Air Force is really nice. The mountains are right next to the facilities and the weather is perfect. It's nothing like the weather we have in Texas. Their coaches told me that size doesn't matter. They like my instincts and what I can do."

Buyers hopes to eventually land an offer from SMU.

"I went to Junior Day at SMU," he said, "and I'm trying to get bigger and hopefully impress the SMU coaches. I just need to show the right coach at SMU what I can do. Right now, I weigh 155 pounds, but I'm working on adding some more weight."

What Buyers may lack in size, he makes up in terms of speed and production.

"My strengths are my awareness, my instincts, and my speed. I can run a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash. Last year, I had 110 tackles - 60 of which were solo tackles."

Buyers is an ideal student, maintaining a 3.6 GPA. After Bell struggled last season, Buyers is looking forward to the challenge of 2010.

"We only won three games," he said, "and that was a let-down. We should make the playoffs this year. Our running back, Kenny Farrow, had some injuries last year and he's back healthy again now. He has a bunch of Division I offers."

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