"I was excited about Louisville's offer," Byrd said. "I've talked to them once but I didn't talk to them before I got the offer so it was a bit surprising. I talked to the head coach and he said he was excited to be recruiting me."
Byrd also mentioned his interest in the Hoosiers. "I like the coaches. They are nice," he said. "I like the school. I'm interested in them a lot."
Byrd rushed for 1,500 yards as a junior, but his future could be at wide receiver or corner because of his size and speed. Byrd runs a 4.4 forty and is also a track star who has been timed at 10.4 in the 100 meters.
Byrd will participate in a national track event in North Carolina June 20 and he plans to visit Wake Forest, Duke, NC State and North Carolina while in the state. Byrd said those schools haven't offered but are showing interest. As for a college decision, Byrd doesn't plan to decide until after his senior year.
"I'm going to wait until after football season to make a decision," Byrd said.