"It was the feeling that I got going up there a third and fourth time to Michigan State," Byrd said. "It's where I want to be. The other two schools were great, but it just all kind of fell into place up there. It's only an hour and a half away and I love Coach [Tom] Izzo."
"The players felt like family immediately," he continued. "I just think they have a real good situation up there and I feel like I'll fit in pretty well."
"The family feel and the players," Byrd responded when asked what stood out about MSU. "It was really obvious they wanted to make me feel welcome. I really think that I can continue to improve my game up there."
The Fort Wayne (Ind.) Blackhawk Christian standout is Michigan State's second 2010 commitment. He joins four-star guard Keith Appling, of Detroit (Mich.) Pershing.
Byrd is ranked No. 69 overall by Scout.com.