Byrd, a 6-4, 200-pounder with 4.4 speed, went both ways for Hahnville at wide out and safety but with his size and speed most project him to land a spot on the offensive side of the ball.
As a junior, he pulled in 30 passes for 447 yards and eight touchdowns but with his senior year up on the horizon he plans to put up bigger and better numbers.
"This is my year where I have to be a leader and I have to come ready to play every game and every down," Byrd said. "I plan on being more of a threat on offense and showing everyone what I can really do."
Ole Miss was the first school to
offer Byrd a scholarship and although he claims verbals offers from
"I've had a lot of coaches say
they were offering or were going to offer but Ole Miss,
LSU is the hometown school and one of the many schools recruiting Byrd but the Tigers have yet to offer. He said that he calls running backs coach Larry Porter on a regular basis and he knows that they are high on his skills.
"Coach Porter tells me how much they like me but they are really limited by numbers so they are evaluating all of the guys they are recruiting very closely," Byrd said. "They pan to come by during the spring and they want me to go to camp."
How does that sit with the big playmaker?
"My whole family is LSU through and through and so am I," Byrd said. "I hope I have the opportunity to play there but if not then I'll play somewhere else that is big-time like them (LSU)."
As for the schools that have come through with direct offers at this point, Byrd chimed in on what he likes about the Rebels, Crimson Tide and Mountaineers.
Ole Miss— "I like the coaching staff and the energy they have. I know a couple of players on the team too so that is good."
Stay tuned to Scout.com for more on LaRon Byrd as we
will see him in person on April 21st when he heads down to