Zech Byrd is a 6'6 TE/DE who has a world of upside with his length and excellent playmaking ability. With a possession of rare size and speed, Byrd is certainly earning notice from programs at the next level.
The staff at Southern Miss has been one of the first to extend an offer to the talented rising senior.
"I'm very thankful to get offered by Southern Miss," Byrd said.
"Coach welcomed me to come at any time to the school and we just talked about my offer and also just how things are in life in general."
Byrd said he's also added offers from Troy and Toledo in addition to his one from Southern Miss.
He describes himself as a player who will be just as much of a help off the field as on it.
"Well I work hard at everything I do and I don't like being out worked," he said.
"I always give a 100%, and always be a leader and pick my teammates up."
Byrd also added that he plays some defensive end, but he believes his spot will be at Tight End at the next level. As of now, he hasn't set a specific date to visit USM.
"I just want to find a school that has the major I'm looking for and also a family atmosphere," he added.