"It kind of took me by surprise that I committed this early," Kyed told The Bootleg this evening. "But I pretty much knew Stanford was where I wanted to be after I had seen a couple schools."
The Boulder big man had seen Colorado and Colorado State, and last month he tripped to Nebraska to see the Huskers. Last summer he camped at UCLA and got a good look at that campus and program. He had visited the Cal campus, as well. With that collection of observations and experiences under his belt, he felt confident in making a commitment with more than 10 months until Signing Day.
"My dad and I talked about all this last night," Kyed explains. "I said that if this is where I want to be, why look anywhere else? Why screw around?"
The Colorado student-athlete is careful to add that he is yet to be admitted to the school, so his commitment to Stanford is just like his offer - conditional upon admissions acceptance. Kyed is as strong a student as he is an offensive lineman, however, holding down a 4.357 GPA (4.0 scale) and a 1320 SAT.
Kyed held offers from Colorado State and Stanford before he committed, plus heavy interest from Colorado, Duke and Iowa State.