He attended a few camps over the summer, the word started spreading across Georgia, and he now has his first offer mid way through his sophomore year.
Marshall offered when Todd Hartley stopped by Veterans High School on Thursday.
"Marshall came down in the spring, but I had not really heard from them since," said Byrd. "I had seen other schools come through, so I thought it would be like that again, but this time my coach pulled me in his office and told me about the offer.
"I did see any signs of an offer from Marshall, so I was surprised. It was pretty exciting when I found out about it."
The 6-foot-3, 223 pound signal caller has not had too much time to do any research on the Herd program, but he knows a little about Marshall.
"They throw the ball around a good bit in their offene and they have won some games up there. They have some tradition too. Besides that, all I really know is what I has seen on the movie (We are Marshall)."
More offers will come his way, but this first one means something to Byrd.
"When I heard about the offer, I felt all the hard work I had been putting in had paid off," said Byrd. "Our team helped me a lot this year too because we went deep into the playoffs. Playing more games really helped me get better and for more people to see us."
"I did not see any signs that an offer was coming. I was honestly surprised by the offer. Coaches have been coming in and out, so I thought it was the same thing this time. But this time I got the offer."
Byrd finished the season with 1,378 yards passing and seven touchdowns. He rushed for 280 yards and scored eight times on the ground.