By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
All eyes are on Sandy Creek this week.
Defensive end Lacy Coleman committed to Louisville on Thursday. Sandy Creek’s highest-profile remaining prospect, running back prospect Rajion Neal, is considering Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Tulane, among others. Reporters are on stand-by awaiting his commitment news, though no date has been specified.
“He’s looked at several other places and probably will commit before the beginning of the season,” Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker said.
Wide receiver Jarrett Davis, who also has looked at Louisville, Tulane and several MAC schools “might not be far from committing,” Walker said.
One of their newest teammates is starting to get some attention, too. Cedric Byrd, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound safety who has transferred from Clarke Central, is getting some interest. While confessing to “really keeping my options open,” Byrd has paid special attention to the SEC and ACC interest in him. Among those schools, he likes Auburn, South Carolina, Clemson and Florida State.
Byrd, who earned all-region honors while playing in Region 8-AAAA, e-mailed that he’s “ready to play against top competition and I think that I am able to if given the chance.”
He had 62 tackles, five interceptions, nine pass breakups and a fumble recovery last season for Clarke Central. Byrd was expected to attend a one-day camp at Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.