Byrdsong has been a Texas linebacker legend for two years now. He started as a sophomore for the Lobos and was having a sensational season as a junior when he was injured and had to miss the rest of his junior season. He had recorded 48 solo tackles and 38 assists when a mid-season sidelined him for the remainder of the season. He had averaged an amazing 18 tackles per game before the injury.
On film, Byrdsong is a dominating tackler with great speed to get to the sidelines for bone crunching sideline tackles. He also plays tight end well enough to play that position in high school, but he is too valuable a linebacker to ever play on offense in college.
As a senior, he recorded 183 tackles of which 28 were for a loss. He also logged six quarterback sacks, four blocked punts, and four interceptions in a devastating senior season.
He has taken his ACT test, but plans on re-taking them in the Spring. His grades are a major concern to college coaches, but his recruiting has not slowed down because of it.
His older brother, Shawn Byrdsong, is the starting cornerback for Mississippi State Bulldogs and they are one of the early favorites for his services. He made an Official visit to the Bulldogs last weekend to see his brother play in his last game against Ole Miss.
His other Official visits include Oklahoma on December 7 and Texas A&M on December 14. In January, he will decide between Florida State, Texas, and Arkansas for his other final two official visits.
It will be hard to beat the team with his brother on it.
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