March 3, 2012

Miami commit impressed

When all is said and done, Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.) defensive tackle Keith Bryant just wants his talents to be recognized.

At 6-foot-2, 300 pounds, the Miami commit has excellent quickness and makes a habit out of playing in opposing teams' backfields.

Bryant made the trip from Delray Beach to Athens and the University of Georgia on Saturday for the Bulldog's Very Important Dawg Day, and UGA let him know that, officially, they have noticed his talent.

"They called me up into the coaches office, and they offered me," said Bryant. "The coaches sat me down, and said 'we want to offer you.' They said that they saw my film, and they were impressed with it."

According to Bryant, the offer capped off what was an impressive visit for the Florida native.

"The visit was really nice," he said. "We toured the school, and we got to watch some of the team highlights from the field on the jumbotron. It was really nice."

The highlight of the visit for Bryant was the opportunity to learn more about the game of football and his position.

"The highlight was going into the Coach (Rodney) Garner's room and sitting down and talking," said Byrant. "He showed us some film and some techniques and stuff, and that was really cool."

In the short time they were able to spend together on Saturday, Garner made quite and impression on the Sunshine State prospect.

"Coach Garner is a really cool guy," said Bryant. "I want to get to know him better and I'll probably be giving him a call sometime."

While Bryant maintains that he is still committed to the Hurricanes, he's also willing to acknowledge that his visit to Georgia has stirred some things up in his mind.

"I don't know man. It made me think," he said. "I'll have to do some thinking on it. Georgia is a real nice school, and my uncle is a big fan of the Georgia Bulldogs."

Whether he signs with Miami in 11 months, or chooses another school, Bryant knows exactly what he is looking for when choosing where to play his college ball.

"I want to feel welcome at a school," he said. "I want it to feel like a big family where everybody is together, working hard together, playing hard together, and trying to win championships. I'm also trying to get an education, while we are at the school."

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