DeAndre's No. 19

Updated story has Dunwoody (Ga.) two-sport standout DeAndre Bryant (6-6, 200, 4.55) becoming the 19th verbal pledge to sign with the Razorbacks.

Perhaps none of the 12 football prospects on hand at the University of Arkansas enjoyed themselves last Saturday afternoon as much as DeAndre Bryant.

That's because Dunwoody (Ga.) High star Bryant (6-6, 200, 4.55) can not only see himself playing safety for the Razorbacks on the football field, but also on the basketball court.

That's because many feel he is a D-I prospect in both sports, putting in time during the summer for the renown Atlanta Celtics AAU hoops squad.

"I loved the way they got up and down the court today and I would love to be part of a team like that," Bryant said after watching Arkansas blast Auburn 95-59 before 19,162 fans at Bud Walton Arena. "I wouldn't be that much of a scorer for them, but I could do all the other things to help a team."

While Bryant is a very good hoopster, it is football that will punch his ticket to college. He confirmed Saturday that he was committing to the Razorbacks.

"I think I have a brighter future in football and that is why I am going to take that route and it be my main sport," Bryant said. "I am looking forward to playing in college."

Bryant visited Louisville last weekend in advance of his trip to Arkansas this weekend.

Bryant played both football and basketball in his junior high and sophomore seasons at Chamblee High, but just basketball as a junior.

He returned to the gridiron his senior season and responded with 72 tackles and four interceptions.

He went back out for football after transferring to Dunwoody and it turned out to be a tremendous move on his part according to Dunwoody head coach James Teter.

"He has such a bright future," Teter said. "He is a guy who came out this year and just became a very complete football player after having a year off. He has great speed, is a great tackler and brings it on each and every play."

Bryant, whose football season ended with a broken wrist late in the year, has helped lead his basketball team to a 14-0 mark before visiting Arkansas.

They lost their first game of the season this last Friday.

"Things are really going well for us right now with basketball," Bryant said. "I think we have a shot to win it all."


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