08:20 AM ET 02.01 | Oklahoma has two holes to fill in the defensive backfield, both of its starting safeties, and Sooners commit Hatari Byrd says he has one of those spots locked up. Byrd, a four-star prospect from Central High in Fresno, Calif., said Sooner coaches have told him that he's going to start as a true freshman. "I'm going to come in and work really hard -- that's the type of player I am -- but they told me I'm going to be the starter," Byrd said in a telephone interview. "They told me it's my spot." Byrd didn't specify whether he'd be a strong or free safety in Norman, but did say he's more comfortable playing pass defense. "I can come up and stop the run, but I'm more of a cover guy," Byrd said.