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Byrd remains wide open

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Hatari Byrd really gave no hints about his recruitment last weekend at the Oakland NIKE Camp and only said that he wants to take his official visits before making his decision.
Those trips could be crucial for the Fresno (Calif.) Central East four-star safety who still seems wide open and is yet to name frontrunners.
"I think I'm going to take all five of my visits so I'm going to leave it open right now," Byrd said. "It's kind of hard to put that together."
So far, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect lists offers from Arizona State, Cal, Eastern Michigan, Georgia, Houston, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, UNLV and Washington and many others are showing interest.
His friend and teammate, four-star L.J. Moore, also has many of the same offers but Byrd said he and Moore have not seriously discussed if they'll play together in college.
"L.J. and I really haven't sat down and talked about it like that," Byrd said. "We're going to talk about it pretty soon. We haven't gotten the chance. We're trying to grind on the field."
Last recruiting cycle, Fresno standouts Tee Shepard and Deontay Greenberry said throughout the recruiting process that they planned to play in college but it never materialized. Byrd said he and Moore could discuss that later on.
Byrd had a tough day at the Oakland NIKE Camp because he misplaced his cleats but the four-star still landed his invitation to The Opening and he's definitely excited about it.
"It means a lot to me," Byrd said.
"Last year Tee Shepard and Deontay Greenberry got invited and I look up to them a little bit. They're my boys. I'm pretty happy."
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