Alabama OL close to decision

One of Alabama's finest offensive line prospects may
be closing in on a decision.
"I'm not sure if I have a clear favorite, but
Nebraska is close," said Hartselle standout
Brett Byford. "I really enjoy all my discussions with
their coaches. They make me feel real comfortable. I like coach (Turner)
Gill a lot. He flew down here to watch me play last week. That really made
me feel special. I like coach (Ron) Brown a lot, too. Both of those guys are
really involved with FCA and the ministry in their program.
"I've been praying a lot about where I should go,
seeking God's will, and there's a lot of good things going on at Nebraska."
The process should be concluding in the near future
for Byford, a member of the
Top 25 team. He's got an official visit this weekend at South
Carolina, Clemson on Nov. 15, Oklahoma on Nov. 22 and Nebraska on Dec. 20.
He's unsure if he'll take a fifth and final official
"Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State have offered me
recently and are pushing pretty hard," he said. "I may visit one of them."
Byford has helped lead Hartselle to a 7-2 record and
a six-game winning streak. In his most recent game, attended by the Huskers'
Gill, he recorded 12 pancake blocks. "I played great," he said. "I was real
happy about that with coach Gill in the stands."
As a junior, Byford graded out at 87 percent and
recorded 55 pancake blocks in establishing himself as one of the South's top
offensive linemen.