The letter of intent from WR Damiere Byrd of New Jersey arrived at USC Friday afternoon making the speedster the 27th signee for the Gamecocks' class.
Byrd is in Japan for a track meet and it took a few extra days for the LOI to be signed by he and his parents and faxed in to the USC football office.
Byrd is one of the fastest players in the country. He's run a 10.42 100 meters and a 21.90 200 meters.
Last football season he accounted for more than 1500 offensive yards.