Friday, July 27, 2012
L.J. Moore, Hatari Byrd plan visit together
By Kipp Adams
Four star defensive backs L.J. Moore (Fresno, Calif./Central East) and Hatari Byrd (Fresno, Calif./Central East) have mentioned several times their intentions to play together at the next level. The teammates arrived in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for this weekend’s Champion Gridiron Kings still mentioning the strong possibility of remaining teammates in college, and they have similar programs at the top.
"Cal and Oklahoma are tied right now," Moore said. "Cal has a great coaching staff and it is close enough for me and my family to see each other when we need to. Oklahoma is a very prestigious program that is top 25 like every single year."
The 6-foot, 164-pound cornerback has set an official to Notre Dame for the game against Michigan on Sept. 21, to Cal on Oct. 6 for the game against UCLA and to Oklahoma for the Notre Dame game Oct. 26. He has not date set for his decision.
Byrd has a top five.
"Arizona State was my first offer, so that means a lot to me," Byrd said. "I always thought Washington would be a good school to play at and my good friend Shaq Thompson went there. Oklahoma has an NFL-style competitive atmosphere there and I feel that would fit my game's style. UCLA, I am really close to the coaches and I love the school. Period. Point blank. It is a city school and I am a city type of person and the head coach is a defensive coach so that is big for them. I like the facilities at Cal and we have a really, really good relationship with the coaches."
Byrd has one official set up so far, as he will accompany his teammate Moore to Oklahoma for the game versus Notre Dame on Oct. 26.