USC adds talented edge rusher from the transfer portal
The offseason transfers continue to flow into Los Angeles and, on Tuesday, USC added to a position in need of some more help.
Solomon Byrd, a former Wyoming edge rusher and one-time Georgia Tech commit, announced his intention to transfer to USC. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound end will join the Trojan program with two years of eligibility remaining.
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— Solomon Byrd (@December1st99) May 10, 2022
Byrd opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID, then was limited to eight games in 2021 before a shoulder injury ended his season. He finished the campaign with 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks for the Cowboys.
In 2019, though, Byrd was an FWAA Freshman All-American after leading the Wyoming defense with 6.5 sacks to go with his 9.5 tackles for loss and 45 total stops. Byrd has 60 career quarterback pressures in 23 games played.
He’s the third defensive addition from the portal since USC ended its spring period, joining former Ohio State safety Bryson Shaw and Arizona State edge rusher Eric Gentry. USC has also added Kansas State transfer Tyrone Taleni and TCU transfer Earl Barquet to its defensive line since coach Lincoln Riley took over.