Byrd still considering Huskers

The Huskers were able to re-establish a connection to pulling out a recruit or two from Louisiana and Nebraska is trying again this year. So far, Nebraska already has a LB/DE recruit already committed from Louisiana and the focus of the staff now is on a wide receiver. The Huskers are looking for some help at the "X" position and this receiver could fit the bill.

At 6-foot-3 and 210-pounds, LaRon Byrd has the size, with 4.49/40 speed, that college coaches covet. For him, it's big for him and his team to get back onto the field and take another step towards a championship.

"It's really good to get back on the field," Byrd said. "Our goal this year is to win the state's championship."

"Ever since I started playing football we have been about one game away. Last year was up and down and we want to win this year."

Since August 1, when college coaches had to stop text messaging, Byrd has started to see an increase in recruiting attention. He got it all through August with emails and regular mail to make up for no text messages.

"It's starting to pick up a lot. It's been hectic really. I was getting a lot of emails and regular mail through August."

"Florida and LSU have been sending me the most stuff. It's been them and Ole Miss. I also get stuff from USC and Miami; Texas too."

"I am getting stuff from Nebraska, Tennessee and Michigan too, still. I get stuff from all of them."

In the spring, Nebraska made their phone call to Byrd and he can still recall when he spoke to the coach and when the coach was there to see him. Byrd says that Nebraska liked what they saw early when it came to evaluating him.

"I talked to one of the recruiters, one of the coaches, one the phone last year. He was down for our spring game."

"They offered me based on my highlight film and what he saw in the spring game. I got their offer in the mail."

The Huskers are one team that Byrd didn't mention was sending him the most mail. However, he is still very interested in Nebraska for a number of reasons.

"Yes sir, most definitely. They have a real good passing offense and they play a really tough schedule every year."

Byrd has been talking about how to handle his recruiting situation. He and his coach have agreed that the season comes first then take the visits. Byrd would like to take all five and then commit, but it is always possible to commit earlier than that.

"Every day my coach and I talk about it. He tells me that I should focus on the season and that I should take all five of my official visits."

"I am going to try and take all of my visits in December and January. I want to take all five of my visits. If I feel confident about a decision, I will commit before signing day."


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