Logan Byrd is taking things one game at a time, but he did peek ahead to the postseason on Tuesday.
Not the postseason he hopes to lead Veterans into, but the game he'll play in three days into the new year, the Marines Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the StubHub Center in Santa Ana, California.
"Just to go out to California, play a little football," Byrd said. "It'll be warm there, and freezing in Georgia, so it'll be good to get out of the cold weather.
Byrd was presented a jersey at a ceremony Tuesday at the school. Invitations went out back in May.
Of the nine Georgians on last year's East roster, none were from Middle Georgia. But the North Carolina commitment will have familiar company for the 2016 game.
Houston County's Darion Anderson is one of the seven Georgians – and the lone Georgia commitment - is also on the East roster. Anderson will have his jersey-presentation ceremony at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday in the gym.
Anderson and Byrd have never been on a team together. The two have communicated about the game on Twitter.
"I'm looking forward to that," Byrd said. "It's kind of a comfort thing, to know someone from your town that's going out there. Getting to meet other guys, it's probably a little bit easier talking to him while you're out there."