Every year you hear of a late bloomer who sneaks up on recruiters thanks to a late growth spurt or lack of experience. Add Tyrone Byrd, 6-5, 260,
"It's funny when I get my letters, because my cousins are like, ‘Little Tyrone is going big time!'" said Byrd.
Playing both offense and defense, Byrd will be happy to play either in college, just as long as it's on the line. "Real men play football in the trenches," Byrd said. "That's where I want to play. I don't care about the speed guys, I want to be up front mixing it up and battling. The true man is up front."
While he is waiting for his first offer, Byrd is hearing from several schools, with five really standing out.
When asked about the Bruin coaching staff, Byrd had good things to say. He said, "Coach Dorrell seems like a really cool person, someone I can relate to as a person and someone I respect."
Byrd also has received letters from
He had planned to attend the Nike Camp in
"It was something I really wanted to go to and be at, ever since one of my friends went to it. But my mom keeps telling me that academics are more important and to be ready for my SAT." Byrd currently carries a 3.08 GPA.
A cousin of Byrd's plays at
Along with football, Byrd throws the shotput and discus.