RECRUITING: Houston OL will give OU a look

Sugar Land, Texas offensive tackle Tyrone Byrd talks about his favorites and his interest in Oklahoma

TYRONE BYRD, OT, 6'5, 255, 5.0, HOUSTON (HIGHTOWER HS), TEXAS:

Byrd is a perfect prospect at offensive tackle and the best thing about him is that he has the frame that will allow him to grow into the position. A two-year starter, Bryd is just now learning how to play offensive tackle.

"Just learning the techniques and assignments to play on the edge is the most difficult thing about playing offensive tackle," said Byrd. "Then you add to the fact that every defense that we line up against does something different, which forces you to adjust what technique you are going to use to block that defense."

Byrd had 46 pancake blocks last season while earning first team all-district honors and second team All-Houston honors. Byrd can bench 285 pounds, squats 425 and he plays throws the shot and discus (third in district) in track.

Byrd has been offered by nine different schools and he is trying to work through those offers.

"My thoughts are still pretty much up in the air right now," said Byrd. "I am looking at UCLA, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arizona, Iowa, LSU and several more. I just want to take my visits and visit with the coaches and players on campus to see which program is the best for me."

Bryd plans to attend the Oklahoma State camp this summer and he is considering the OU camp as well.

"I like Oklahoma and Oklahoma State and both are real good programs," said Byrd. "I don't know where I am going to visit yet, but I am considering visiting both schools."

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