Hawkeyes Getting Official Visit from Alabama Running Back

December 14, 2018

Written by Rob Howe

Iowa found out Thursday night that Ohio running back Kay’ron Adams was canceling his official visit. He decided to stick with his verbal commitment to Rutgers, which he made in early September.

Adams isn’t the only Class of 2019 running back on the Hawkeyes’ board, however. Alabama’s Shadrick Byrd is something they’ve thought highly of for some time.

Hawkeye position coach Derrick Foster, an Alabama native, and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz conducted an in-home visit with the Alabaster (AL) Thompson High standout last week. Friday afternoon, Byrd let us know he would be starting an official visit to Iowa on Saturday morning.

“I’ve been talking with Coach Foster for awhile. He’s been contacting me,” Byrd told HN last week.

The early signing day for high school seniors runs from Wednesday to Friday of next week. The Hawkeyes have 16 known verbal commitments and probably will end up with about 20 prospects in the cycle.

Continue reading below

Related In HawkeyeNation Forums

Byrd will be hoping to land a scholarship offer from Iowa on his visit. The Hawkeyes prefer waiting until prospects from far away visit before extending the opportunity. Vanderbilt, Troy and Wake Forest are the other schools he’s considering.

“I feel good (about Iowa). My options are open right now since I’ll be an early enrollee,” Byrd said last week.

Continue reading below

He plans on majoring in Sports Medicine.

Rivals and 247 both view Byrd as a three-star prospect. The latter sees him as the No. 83 player at his position nationally in the ’19 recruiting class.

Continue reading below

Here’s a look at Byrd’s midseason senior highlights:

Trending in Forums View All >

HawkeyeNation Archives View All >

Schwartz: NBA Draft, Reality Leaves Hawkeyes In Limbo

David Schwartz

June 20, 2019

Iowa searching for breakthrough.

HN TV: Extensive Interview with AJ Epenesa

Rob Howe

June 19, 2019

Hawkeye defensive end covers a number of topics.

HN Podcast: Mags on Hawkeyes

Jon Miller

June 18, 2019

Miller and Deace discuss what three preseason football magazines have to say about Iowa…from 1st place in the West and a Top 15 ranking, to sixth in the West….whoa.

Bigger Ten: Coaches on Coaches

Jon Miller

June 18, 2019

Miller and Deace discuss some anonymous college football coaches talking about their Big Ten peers, and Gerry Dinardo’s comments on each of the Big Ten teams as we begin to talk college football preview magazines.

Summer Sounds: Highlights from Hawkeye Player Press Conference

Rob Howe

June 18, 2019

AJ Epenesa, Nate Stanley, Tristan Wirfs and more.

Keylen Gulley Happy to Be a Hawkeye

Rob Howe

June 18, 2019

Tampa-area defensive back commits to Iowa.

Ironmen Movie Hosting Special Casting Event

Rob Howe

June 17, 2019

Chance to appear in upcoming film.

Hawkeyes Pick Up Commitment from Quavon Matthews

Rob Howe

June 16, 2019

Florida receiver chooses Iowa.

TOP