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Jersey Receiver A USC Target

WR Damiere Byrd (5-9 160) of Sicklerville, NJ was in Columbia for junior day at USC and came away impressed with what he saw. "I loved their campus," said Byrd. "It was really cool. They have great facilities and everything is set up for you to succeed. We had a great time down there."

Byrd has offers from USC, Louisville, UConn, Rutgers, Stanford, Duke, and Maryland and is hearing from Clemson, Tennessee, Florida, Oregon, Cincinnati, Cal, and Purdue. Byrd plans to go to to the Nike Combine next week at Tennessee and has already been to junior days at Rutgers and UConn.

"Rutgers is in my home state so I am familiar with the campus up there," he said. "It's nice. UConn is a little different and very interesting."

As a junior, he had 605 receiving yards and 685 rushing. He rushed for eight touchdowns and caught four more. He also had 2 TDs on returns.

Byrd says he plans to visit Clemson at some point and is very interested in the Gamecocks. He does not have any favorites.