November 28, 2004

Clemson visits Byrd

One day after committing to the University of Georgia, North Augusta, S.C., ATH CJ Byrd (6-3, 189, 4.37) had Clemson's recruiting coordinator in his living room.

Clemson assistant Ron West made an in-home visit with Byrd on Sunday evening.

"Coach West was very classy: He just wanted to know why Georgia and why not Clemson," Byrd said. "I told him I liked Clemson, but I liked Georgia better than anyone else. UGA just feels like home to me."

Byrd, said he is firm with his commitment to the Bulldogs that he made on Saturday. He is one of the nation's most highly recruited players and picked Georgia out of 33 scholarship offers.

"Georgia has been No. 1 all along," Byrd said. "I came close to saying it months ago, but my parents told me to keep visiting everybody just to make sure.

"I've been open-minded about everything and checked out all my final schools on an in-depth basis. Yet when it was all said and done, my mind kept coming back to Georgia."

"I am very thankful for the interest from all the other schools, but my mind is made up. I'm excited about becoming a Bulldog."

Georgia defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder is scheduled to make an-home visit with Byrd and his family on Monday. Byrd will play safety for the Bulldogs.




 

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