Wayne Graham said -"Leon has excellent chance to start as a freshman because of his offensive and defensive skills. He's a good switch-hitter with good speed and a good arm."
High School - A 2012 graduate of Cypress Ranch High School, just west of Houston... Selected in the 25th round of the major league draft by the New York Mets after an outstanding prep career... Helped lead Cy Ranch to the 5A state championship and a 34-8 record as a senior... First team all-state honoree by Texas High School Coaches Association and Texas Sports Writers... First team all-Greater Houston selection by the Houston Chronicle... Named first team Rawlings all-region... Batted .420 with a .566 on-base average, scored 37 runs, stole 20 bases and drove in 22 runs to lead the Mustangs to the 2012 state title... Selected to play in the Texas High School Coaches Association 5A all-star game (south team), as well as the 5A Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association all-star game (north team)... Four-year varsity letterman and three-time all-District 17-5A honoree under head coach John Pope, a 1988-89 Rice baseball letterman... Joined fellow Owl signees Hunter Kopycinski, Kevin McCanna and Beau Rathjen as teammates at the 2011 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.
Personal - Full name: Leon Andre Byrd, Jr. Born: February 27, 1994, in Houston. Parents: Leon and Lisa Byrd of Cypress, Tex. (two sisters). Father was a baseball letterman at Jackson State. College: Brown