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 >

Close-to-Home Cincinnati Poses Stiff Challenge for Hawkeyes

Rob Howe

March 19, 2019

Bearcats have crowd, history on their side.

HN Podcast: Bracket Do’s and Dont’s

Jon Miller

March 18, 2019

Miller and Deace discuss Deace’s Bracket Do’s and Don’t before filling out your bracket.

Bigger Ten: Breaking Down B1G Tourney Chances

Jon Miller

March 18, 2019

Miller and Deace discuss the NCAA tournament draw for each of the eight Big Ten teams in the Big Dance.

Howe: Big Dance a Watershed Moment for Hawkeye Program

Rob Howe

March 18, 2019

It feels like Iowa is at a crossroads.

HN TV: Iowa Player Selection Sunday Interviews

Rob Howe

March 17, 2019

Hawkeyes talk about NCAA Tournament bid.

HN TV: Fran McCaffery Selection Sunday Press Conference

Rob Howe

March 17, 2019

Iowa coach talks about heading back to the Big Dance.

Hawkeyes Draw Cincinnati in NCAA Tournament

Rob Howe

March 17, 2019

Iowa ends two-year absence from Big Dance.

Schwartz: 10 Sentences – Megan Gustafson a Generational Player

David Schwartz

March 17, 2019

Iowa’s senior center a rare occurrence.

TOP