Arizona is Jamie Byrd's next stop


Safety Jamie Byrd (Dade City, Fla./Iowa Western Community College) is the latest 2014 prospect to select Rich Rodriguez's Wildcats, according to multiple reports.

Byrd, a three-star prospect for the 2011 class, originally committed to Boise State before signing with TCU. He redshirted with the Horned Frogs that fall and saw limited action last season. Byrd then transferred to Iowa Western this past winter.

He informed the Tampa Bay Times that changes on TCU's coaching staff caused his move: "New position coach came in last year, and me and him didn't see eye to eye, and the defensive scheme did not fit me well."

During this recruiting cycle, Georgia State, Illinois and Middle Tennessee also offered the 5-foot-11, 195-pound defender.

Byrd, who will be a part of ESPN RecruitingNation's junior college rankings in the fall, is commitment No. 21 for Arizona.