There is a an offensive tackle in northern San Diego County who is getting looks from schools in both the Pac10 and Big XII. He sure has passed the look test and based on his early season performances he is passing the test on the field.
Keep your eye on offensive tackle Bobby Byrd (6-7, 290, 5.2) from Oceanside, Calif.
Byrd has made tremendous strides and made improvements on his overall play from his junior season. He was an all-conference selection as a junior.
Byrd is much more physical and aggressive as a senior. His experience as a football player is prevalent this season. “I’m much more sure of what I’m doing out on the field,” Byrd said.
Byrd and his Oceanside teammates suffered two tough losses to start the season. They lost to San Diego (Calif.) Helix 42-35 and to Rancho Buena Vista 35-34.
Oceanside took out their angst against Spring Valley (Calif.) Monte Vista 42-12. No rest for Oceanside as they will hook against San Diego County number one ranked Vista, Calif., and then they hook up with perennial San Diego power house Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino the week after.
Byrd is getting heavy recruiting action from Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Arizona, ASU, and San Diego State. He has offers from Washington, WSU, Arizona, Kansas and San Diego State.
Byrd has one visit set to Washington State this weekend October 5th. “I’m trying to set up visits to Washington and Oregon sometime next week.”
While there are no clear cut leaders at this time it is safe to say that Washington, WSU and Oregon are ahead of the pack.
What is Byrd looking for in a school?
“I’m looking for a good college atmosphere with a successful football program,” Byrd said. “Superior academics will also be part of my decision.”
Byrd will make his decision on his college choice after he takes his visits.