Byron Best's career with the Greenwood Eagles has come to an end. But the Greenwood High speedster has one more game to play before his prep football career completely comes to a halt. Best was recently chosen to participate in the 2008 North-South Game, which will be held this coming Saturday in Myrtle Beach, SC. And needless to say, the 5-9, 180 pound corner counts it as an honor.
"Man, I'm having a great time out here," Best told SCPrepNation.com of his time at the Beach. "I've been really enjoying my time out here with so many great guys. Man, it's nice out here…"
Saturday's game will give the 3-star prospect one last chance to prove to everyone that he's without question one of the more talented athletes in the state. At the conclusion of Saturday's contest, Byron will begin focusing his attention more heavily towards recruiting.
To date, Best is still attracting interest from a vast array of college programs from across the country. However though, there are five schools in particular that the 2008 All-Star has been hearing from on a consistent basis. "I've been hearing steadily from North Carolina, North Carolina State, West Virginia, Marshall, and Boise Sate," Best said. "Of those schools three of them have already offered me; North Carolina, North Carolina State and Marshall. A few other schools have made verbal offers also…"
Best has not been on any official visits yet, but he is currently in the process of mapping them out... In fact, he already has four destination in mind; UNC, NC State, Marshall, and West Virginia.
With Signing Day around the corner we asked the gifted DB who clocked a 4.37 forty at the UA/Scout.com Combine if he had a front-runner. "I'd have to say West Virginia," Best answered. "They are really standing out right now. The attention from them has just been outstanding. They really see me as a true defensive back. They also see me as someone who could do really well for them on special teams."
We will certainly keep you posted on the latest recruiting news regarding this special talent from out of the 2009 recruiting class, so keep it locked right here…