Kerry Hyder: Ready to See the Field Again

Austin LBJ linebacker Kerry Hyder burst onto the high school football scene as a freshman, earning Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors. He entered his sophomore campaign as one of the top ‘09 athletes in the Lone Star State, but his season was cut short because of an injury. Hyder is healthy now and is ready to get back on the field for his junior year.

Kerry Hyder entered his sophomore season ready to improve upon his numbers as a freshman, but his year was cut short when he broke his tibia and fibula during the third game of the season. Before the injury, he was averaging 12 tackles per contest. The injury may have slowed down his sophomore season, but it hasn't stopped many elite college football programs from sending the big linebacker mail.

"Yes," Hyder replied when asked if he was receiving mail from any schools yet. "I'm getting mail from Oklahoma State, Texas, (Texas) A&M, Colorado, Boston College and Mississippi."

Hyder recently attended Texas A&M's Game Night and came away very impressed with what the Aggies have to offer.

"I've been to Game Night at A&M," Hyder said. "It went good. I liked the competition level and the coaches down there."

Texas A&M is one of two schools that Hyder mentioned having strong interest in. The other school hails from the ACC.

"Texas A&M and Miami," Hyder replied when asked about his favorite schools. "I like Miami's style of play and how their defense plays."

"I want to know what a school has to offer," Hyder said. "I'm going to look at who is showing real interest in me."

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Hyder runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. He believes his biggest strength is his ability to read the play as it develops and his tackling ability.

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