Right after I sent in my fax, I called and spoke to the entire coaching staff. They were fired up. Coach Bankins is one of the few coaches who stayed at Vanderbilt. He recruits my area and was my recruiter [to Vanderbilt] throughout the process. On my official visit I had a one-on-one meeting with Coach Mason. He's such a god guy. He's a man of character. I think he'll be a great example for me not just for football, but for my life in general.
"It was a tough decision for me. I went on my official visit to TCU the same weekend I went to Vanderbilt. Both schools had a lot too offer and I was still unknown after my visits. I talked it over with the people who I'm closest with in my life, prayed about it, and came to the conclusion that Vanderbilt was the best place for me."
Byers, 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, was a two-year starter at North Gwinnett. As a senior he led his team to the Georgia Class 6A state championship game. Two of his high school teammates, Nate Brown (Missouri) and Dante Sawyer (South Carolina) will be joining Scott in the SEC East. Scott says he keeps in touch with all of Vanderbilt's 2014 signees and they plan on attending the Spring Game in April together as a group.