ITTA BENA – Last year, there wasn’t much news to report about
This time around, however, Morgan brought in 10 mid-year recruits – including his largest catch to date:
The Hogansville, Ga. native, who was rated a four-star prospect out of high school by Scout.com, has enrolled at Valley and will suit up for the Delta Devils this upcoming season. The 6-foot-5, 280 pound lineman was considered the 15th best prospect in the nation in 2008.
Morgan said he’s grateful to have the highly touted recruit on campus, but he doesn’t pay much attention to the ratings attributed by Internet sites.
“I don’t put much stock in those stars,” said Morgan. “Some of those stars pan out, and some of those stars don’t pan out.
“It’s nice to have somebody who’s well thought of. He has the ability to be as good as they thought he was.”
Byrd’s trek to the Delta began in August 2009 when he tore his ACL while at
Bryd said he visited
“Every team hits a rut,” said Byrd, who took a medical redshirt last season. “I want to be a part of what they’re building up right now.”
“This is a place where I’ll get to play, get a lot more playing time,” said the redshirt sophomore. “(And) this is a place where I can help build up for the next 2-3 years.”
Another reason the
“I told Valley,” said Byrd, “I didn’t choose coach Williams. If that was the case, I would have followed him. When he left it wasn’t a big trip to me.”
Byrd, who added that he had heard of Valley before his visit “but never researched them, said he has now settled in at his new home and is ready to get to work. And when his time is over at Valley, he said he hopes he has lived up to those high expectations.
Said Byrd, “I want them to remember me as somebody who didn’t quit, worked hard, was a leader who led by example and a winner.”