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      Georgia Military Provides Second Chance to Local Products

      On signing day, former Albany High quarterback, Emmanuel Byrd, said he wanted a second chance at major college football.

      Georgia Military College has provided Byrd his first chance along with a fair shake at the starting position.

      Byrd signed with the junior college in February and will challenge the incoming quarterback for the lead signal calling position. Either way, Byrd will get game snaps and an opportunity to build a new recruiting resume' for future college suitors.

      And that TMs exactly why he went to Georgia Military.

      At this week's Pigskin Preview at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, GMC defensive coordinator Rob Manchester talked about Byrd and all his possibilities.

      With Emmanuel's situation, wanting to get re-recruited, and hopefully prove people wrong that he can play at the highest level. I TMm looking forward to him doing big things, Manchester said.

      Byrd had built some momentum before a difficult 2012 senior season. The QB had reported interest from Kentucky, Auburn and Maryland amongst other D-1 schools.

      If Byrd needs a GMC success story, he needs to look no further than his own hometown.

      Georgia Military grad and Westover product Trent Brown finished the JUCO program this year. Now, Brown is coming out a viable starting option on the Florida Gators offensive line.

      Brown will get his opportunity to start at tackle this fall in Gainesville.

      Due to finishing school in February, Brown wasn't able to partake in Florida's spring practice. There's no concern, he'll get his share of reps in the SEC.

      The sky is the limit with him. You don't want to label kids as a first rounder, stuff like that. Everybody feels like the sky's the limit with him...should see him playing on Sundays, Manchester said.