No surprise here. Byrd chose Michigan State over Kentucky and Michigan. Michigan State was one of the first teams (along with Iowa) in on Byrd and Izzo sealed the deal. Michigan was late to the party and while they made up ground, they never really had a great shot.
There are plenty of other targets in 2010 including Trey Zeigler, Isaiah Sykes, and Will Regan. While this won’t necesarrily help with Zeigler it probably won’t be a bad thing either. The addition of Matt Vogrich to the 2009 class also makes missing out on Byrd a little less painful.