August 13, 2007

The word on Ronald Byrd

It appears as though one of the top uncommitted prospects on Arkansas' list is Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway defensive end Ronald Byrd.

Byrd, 6-foot-6, 260 pounds, 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash, currently has 14 schools left on his list, including the Razorbacks. Byrd's list includes Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, Marshall, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Louisville, Clemson, South Carolina, Florida, South Florida and UCF.

"First, I'm looking for good academics," Byrd said. "I'm also looking for a school with good athletes and I want to go to a school with a lot of school pride."

Byrd is being recruited to Arkansas by defensive line coach Tracy Rocker, who went by Callaway High School in the spring.

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