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Miles Byrd, a 2022 guard ranked 98th in the 247Sports basketball rankings, has cut his list down to eight schools. Pacific, Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s, Washington, Villanova, San Diego State, Colorado State and Minnesota made the cut for the 4-Star guard. Byrd attends Lincoln High School in Stockton, California. He tells us that he has no commitment date set. Although, he plans to sign in the early signing period, which runs from November 10th to November 17th. Byrd is a long, athletic wing that likes to get his teammates involved with passing, which he considers his biggest strength. He can also score at all three levels, and defend positions 1-4 on defense.

Byrd broke down his Top Eight schools with us:

Pacific

“Pacific is the hometown team. You could say I was born and grew up in Stockton, but you could also say I grew up at Pacific, as my dad coached there for five years of my life.”

Santa Clara

“Coach Herb Sendek and the whole staff are great people. They welcomed my family for my first ever official visit and have made me feel like a priority since day one.”

Saint Mary’s

“Growing up with my dad coaching at Pacific, I was never a big fan of Saint Mary’s because they were travel partners. However, the recruiting side is a lot different, and I can’t look past how well Coach Randy Bennett, Coach Justin Joyner and their staff is with developing guards and turning them into pros.”

Washington

“Coach Mike Hopkins, Coach Wyking Jones and I started talking in early-mid June and have a great relationship. Seeing what they do with longer guards/wings like myself, I could see myself developing big time at U of W.”

Villanova

“With my dad going to Villanova, a relationship was prebuilt with Coach Jay Wright and Coach George Halcovage. They didn’t miss any of my games all summer. Also, they have strong genes for development and a winning culture, which is something that is going to be huge in my decision making.”

San Diego State

“The relationship I have with Coach Brian Dutcher and Coach David Velasquez is really good. Started talking to them in June and communication has just increased. SDSU is a great school with a winning background.”

Colorado State

“After coming into my recruitment, Coach Niko Medved and Coach Ali Farokhmanesh have been in constant touch with me and my parents. While most schools in my recruitment have talked with my dad and I, I love how they make sure they talk to everyone in my family. Whether it’s via Zoom, phone call, or just text, I’m always talking to the staff.”

Minnesota

“Minnesota is a another school who plays in a great conference that is known for having pros. Coach Ben Johnson and Coach Dave Thorson have made me feel like a priority since day one, and stayed on the phone with me to prove it instead of just saying it.”