Byrd updates HawkeyeInsider

How do the Hawkeyes make Damiere Byrd feel like part of the Iowa family? The senior explains to HI's Josh Harvey inside!

Timber Creek Regional High School's Damiere Byrd (NJ) has said in previous Scout.com articles that he already feels like part of the Iowa family. It's why the Hawkeyes are the final four for the Scout.com 4-star receiver's services.

On Monday night, he informed HawkeyeInsider.com just exactly what he means when he mentions his thoughts about Iowa.

"When ever they get new team news, like a new commit or anything, they email me or call me to fill me in," said Byrd. "The day Coach Ferentz signed his new contract, they called me and told me everything immediately. They are always staying in touch, making sure I'm in the know. They make me feel like I'm part of the team already."

Byrd has planned out his official visits and will stop in Iowa City first. He plans to take in Iowa's match-up with Penn State on Oct. 2nd.

"It's going to be a great game. I'm excited to see how it turns out," said Byrd. "It should be a big game for both teams."

Byrd is looking for a school where he could envision attending even if football was not an option. Besides for visiting Iowa, he has a visit scheduled to South Carolina.

"South Carolina is a good football team and they're searching for the right players to really push them over the top," he said. "They've been recruiting me since the onset of this whole process and I have a really good relationship with all of their coaches," Byrd told Allen Wallace in a previous Scout.com article.

The Chargers are 1-0 on the season and Byrd played a huge part in the 28-14 win over Cumberland.

"I don't know my exact stats, but I scored twice in the game. Including one from 63-yards. My other one was from two yards out," said the senior.

The Iowa offeree is 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds. He has narrowed his list down to four schools total: Iowa, South Carolina, Ole Miss, and Florida. His total offer list in the 20s.

As a junior, Damiere Byrd caught 38 passes for 605 yards and four touchdowns. He also carried the ball 78 times for 685 yards and eight more scores, adding two punt return touchdowns as well. Byrd was named first-team All-Conference and Group III and second-team All South-Jersey.

HawkeyeInsider.com will continue to monitor Byrd's recruitment and let Iowa fans know if anything breaks.


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