Georgia Tech has moved up the list for one of the
South's top offensive linemen after a "great" official visit this weekend.
"I had a blast," said Hartselle (Ala.) standout
Brett Byford. "Going into the
visit, they were probably fourth among the teams I'm looking at, but now, I'm
not so sure. It was cool watching practice and seeing the coaches and players
interact. Atlanta was neat, too. I'm not used to the big city, but I think it
could grow on me. There's so much to do.
"Chris Reis was my host. We hung out and watched "The
Junction Boys" (an ESPN movie on Paul 'Bear' Bryant's legendary Texas A&M team)
with a couple of other players. Then we went bowling and did some other stuff. I
probably bowled the best game of my life. It was just a fun weekend all the way
around. I've got a lot to think about now. I'm just going to pray about it after
I make my last visit and see where God leads me."
Byford, a member of the Rivals.com
Alabama Top 25 team, has also
visited South Carolina and Clemson. His final trip will come this coming weekend
at Nebraska, the team which has led for his services.
"They're probably still the team to beat," he said. "I'm
looking forward to that trip, especially after this last one to Georgia Tech. I
want to see how they stack up."