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Scheduling grounds Byrd

Rated the No. 44 prospect in the Rivals100, North Augusta, S.C. athlete, C.J. Byrd currently has over 30 offers. He was supposed to take a trip to Florida State recently, but didn't make it. So what's the latest?
"I wasn't able to make the trip," said Byrd. "Some stuff came up, but I hope to get down there soon."
Most schools are recruiting the 6-foot-3, 185-pound prospect as an athlete figuring he’ll play either wide receiver or defensive back at the next level. While Byrd appears content to play either, if he had his choice he’d play on the offensive side of the football.
“It’s more exciting making the big receptions,” admitted Byrd.
An all-area and all-conference selection as a junior, Byrd has a prolific offer sheet that includes regional powers like Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina, and Tennessee as well as national powers Michigan and Oklahoma to name a few.
“Clemson and Tennessee are recruiting me the hardest right now,” explained Byrd. “Most of the regional schools are giving me the most attention. I haven’t narrowed my list yet, but hope to get it down to five or six schools by the end of the summer.”
Both Tommy Bowden and Phillip Fulmer paid visits to North Augusta High School during the May evaluation period. While taking visits to Georgia, Florida, Clemson, Tennessee, and North Carolina during the spring, was C.J. able to determine what he was looking for in a school?
“Education is important, I’m thinking about studying finance,” said Byrd. “Regarding football, I’d like to play for a winning program, but the relationships between the coaches and the players is the most important thing to me.”
Byrd was also slated to visit Georgia Tech in the near future, but scheduling conflicts may prevent him from doing so.