Class of 2006 Prospect - MS LB/S Roshaad Byrd

Meridian High School is loaded with D-I prospects. Everybody knows about the two running backs, Cordera Eason and Derrick Davis. Another player who is starting to receive that same kind of attention is Roshaad Byrd, an athlete who is talented enough to have played outside linebacker, inside linebacker and safety this past season. In fact, he did it well enough that one school has already offered a scholarship.

Roshaad Byrd Profile Page:

Player Info:

  • Linebacker/Safety
  • Meridian (MS) High School
  • Ht. 6-4, Wt. 210, 40-Speed 4.65
  • Started as a sophomore.
  • Earned second-team All-State (MAC) as a junior.
  • Solid student with a 2.8 gpa in the classroom.
  • 275 bench press, 30" vertical leap.

    Q and A with Roshaad Byrd

    Which schools are mailing you letters?
    "Off the top of my head, Tennessee, Michigan State, Auburn, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss."

    Did you attend any camps this past summer? Do you plan on attending any camps this coming summer?
    "I didn't attend any camps last summer, but I plan on attending some this summer. I will probably attend Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State."

    Do you have any scholarship offers?
    "I think Mississippi State." (His position coach, Brock Clay, confirmed that he has received a verbal offer from MSU.-Gene)

    Who are your favorite schools?
    "Auburn, Alabama, Southern Miss, Florida State, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Ole Miss."

    Describe yourself as a player?
    "I have a nose for the ball and know how to make the tackle when I get there. I also have a very good work ethic and try to work at it everyday."

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