Byrd, a 5-foot-10 and 170-pound cornerback from Tallahassee (Flor.) Lincoln, decided to call Nebraska today to commit along with one of his assistant coaches. Needless to say, Nebraska was excited about his decision.
"Yes, sir. I committed earlier today," Byrd said. "I called Nebraska about 10:00 or 10:15 this morning with assistant coach T.C. We called Bo Pelini directly to commit.
"I told him that I wanted to commit and he was very happy. He said that he was happy to get a commitment from Florida and the first cornerback in the class. I am really excited."
"There were a lot more that offered me, but I grew up watching Nebraska in the 90s. I really feel like they are on their way back up again.
"I also like their coaches and how they treat me. They treat me like mine do here at Lincoln, like family. I also wanted to get a commitment out of the way before the season."
Byrd indicated that fellow Lincoln team mates Shauntez Bruce and Jawanza Starling were also holding Nebraska offers. Byrd didn't know how serious either was about Nebraska.
As for Nebraska, they seem to have received a very good lock down corner that plays a physical game in the defensive secondary.
"I had four interceptions last year with three of them coming in one game. That tied a school record. I also had nine pass break ups and 46 tackles. I am not sure what my honors were."
Byrd said that he hasn't set up an official visit date yet for Nebraska or if an official visit date would even come before an attempt to see Nebraska before the season. "I would like to get out there in the next couple of weeks before the season."