Echols is a speedy 5'10", 175 pound defensive back who has the speed that Herd coaches put a priority on. In the Ohio state track meet he ran a 10.97 100 meter as a junior and finished second in Division 1 (largest classification in Ohio) in the 200 meters running a 21.88.
"I really like the coaches. I love the coaches," Echols told Herd Insider during a break in the MAC Championship game.
"As of right now, I've got Marshall first on my list, seriously," Echols said. "The people around here are great. I talked to some teachers today, and they seem great."
Kyle was honorable mention Division 1 in 2002. Echols is also a weightlifting competitor having set a state record for his weight class in the dead-lift (490 pounds) and set state meet records with his squat 440 pounds and total lift of 1,190 pounds.