There will not be a shortage of talent next season at Byrnes High School. Year after year the Rebels always seem to reload with another talented crop of prospects and their 2015 class is no different. Today we feature cornerback/kick returner Lyrics Klugh who is "UP NEXT" with SCPrepNation.com as ACC, SEC, and Southern Conference schools are already recruiting the youngster.
It was a solid junior season for Klugh as he was integral for the Rebels on defense and special teams. Its that versatility that has opened the eyes of multiple college programs early on.
"I know I had 2 interceptions, one of them I took back for a touchdown. I ran back 5 kick returns but 2 of them were called back over some bad calls. I had 738 all-purpose yards. I broke a school record with the longest kick return of 95 yards. I had 32 solo tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 fumble recoveries with a total of 108 yards and 4 touchdowns."
The 5'11 170 pound prospect talked about some of the schools he's heard from in the early going thus far.
In talking about his strengths and areas he wants to improve the 2015 prospect shed some light on it all.
"As a cornerback I'd say my biggest strength would be my ability to play man coverage. As a kick returner I just feel like I'm just a good kick returner and can score at any time."
"I'd like to continue to get even better at man coverage and becoming a better tackler as well."
In practice Klugh faced top receivers like Shaedon Meadors, Tavin Richardson, and others on a daily basis. We asked him which non-Byrnes wideout he faced that he considered the toughest he faced all season?
"(Laughs). Blake Bone from Woodruff High School was the toughest receiver I faced this past season."
The Rebels have an early season matchup that will take them across the country to face fellow national powerhouse De LaSalle (CA) early next season. How does such a big game on the schedule next season and the idea of traveling to California sit with Klugh?
"Yes sir I am hyped. Just being able to play with my team gets me hyped. Being able to go to California and represent our team and state just makes it even better."
So far Klugh hasn't set up any Junior Day visits but is hoping to schedule some in the near future.
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INSIDE THE NUMBERS...LYRICS KLUGH
Bench Press: 230 pounds
Squat: 335 pounds
Power clean: 220 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.47 seconds
Pro shuttle: 3.9 seconds