July 17, 2007

Byrd grounded just as recruiting takes off

D.J. Byrd isn't even supposed to be playing right now.

Yet, that's done nothing to quiet the recruiting interest in the 6-foot-5 junior-to-be from North Montgomery High School in near-by Crawfordsville.

Quite the contrary, actually.

After picking up early offers from Indiana and Xavier, Byrd has recently added Purdue, Notre Dame and Butler to that list.

All this comes after Byrd discovered an extra bone in the arch of his foot, which will require him to sit out the rest of the summer. Doctors told him that if he continued to play all-out this summer with the abnormality, a stress fracture could have occurred.

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