Lufkin's Byndom Talks Texas

It seems like the Lufkin Panthers have a long line of college football prospects every year. The 2010 class is no different as the Panthers have several prospects including their 6-0, 170 pound safety, Carrington Byndom. Byndom, who is being recruited as a cornerback by Texas, held multiple offers before he tripped to Austin for the first Junior Day where he picked up an offer from the 'Horns.

Lufkin safety Carrington Byndom (6-0, 170, 4.45) made the trip to Austin for the February 8 Junior Day and came away very impressed with the Forty Acres.

"It went good. I got to see the campus and meet with all of the (Texas) coaches. I also got to spend some with some of the other guys they are recruiting which was cool," said Byndom.

Byndom got the offer that he was looking for when he made the drive to Austin from Lufkin.

"I got an offer from Texas. I told the coaches that I appreciate the offer but I want to keep looking at my options," Byndom told Burnt Orange Beat.

Byndom is being recruited by Texas coaches Will Muschamp and Duane Akina as a cornerback prospect. The fleet-footed safety earned All-District honors as a junior with 79 tackles and three interceptions. Byndom, in addition to his gridiron exploits, excels in track and baseball.

Due to his heavy spring sport schedule, Byndom only performs in track meets that can fit his schedule around his baseball games. Byndom plays left field on the diamond, runs on the Panther 100 and 200 relay teams, and does the long jump with a personal best of 23'4".

Due to that heavy spring schedule, Texas is the only junior day that he has attended, but he was invited to quite a few, including Houston, Arkansas, SMU, Oklahoma, LSU, and Oklahoma State.

Byndom now holds offers from Texas, Houston, Arkansas, and Stanford.

In addition to his tremendous athletic exploits, Byndom is an honor student and has already scored a 1200 on the SAT.

The 6-foot-0, 170-pound corner back prospect recorded 78 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery as a sophomore on his way to earning First Team All-District honors. He backed up his standout sophomore campaign with a second consecutive first team all-district selection.

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