USC Flips Georgia Tech Transfer Commit of DL Solomon Byrd

USC Flips Georgia Tech Transfer Commit of DL Solomon Byrd

USC continues its attempt to transform its defensive front under new head coach Lincoln Riley and defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. The Trojans added more defensive line help with a commitment from Wyoming defensive line transfer and one-time Georgia Tech commit Solomon Byrd on Tuesday.

Byrd is the first portal commitment flip for Riley as Byrd had committed to Georgia Tech less than two weeks ago in late April. Byrd took an official visit to USC this past weekend.

The 6-foot-4 defensive end, who will be a fifth-year junior with two years of eligibility in the fall, had 10 career sacks at Wyoming, much welcomed in a USC defense that is not returning much sack production from 2021. Byrd earned FWAA Freshman All-American honors in 2019 after he led the defense with 6.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for a loss and 45 total tackles.

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