Bryan talks Army visit

HAMPTON, Va. – Marcus Bryan recently made a big decision, opting to transfer and reclassify to 2014. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound power forward will transfer from the Ravenscroft School (NC) to The Miller School (VA) and move back a year. had the opportunity to catch up with Bryan this weekend at The Hoop Group Southern Jam Fest, where he led his Garner Road team to the U17 Gold championship.

"It was a few things," Bryan said of why he decided to transfer and reclassify. "Be away from home and get used to being on my own and then also [because I am] trying to evolve more . . . play on the on the perimeter."

Bryan said that as of now he sees himself as "more of a stretch four," but he is trying to develop into a small forward.

As far as recruiting goes, Bryan listed scholarship offers from Florida Gulf Coast, Appalachian State, Army, and Gardner-Webb. Additionally, he said he is hearing from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Georgetown, Alabama, Mississippi State, Miami, and North Carolina State.

"I like NC State the best," Bryan said of his favorite at this point in time.

Bryan, who has no timetable for a decision, named Florida Gulf Coast as the school coming at him the hardest.

"Not really," Bryan said of whether he has any visits planned. "I'll probably try and visit Virginia and Virginia Tech next year when I'm up at school."

Thus far, the only school that Bryan has taken an unofficial visit to Army.

"I visited it because my friend Sean Billerman plays for them," Bryan said of the trip. "I went up there to visit him and see [the school] at the same time."

Bryan said he was not exactly sure of specifically when he took his visit to the Patriot League program, but knew that it came "this past year."

The productive frontcourt player talked about what type of recruiting pitch he has heard from the Army coaching staff as they pursue him. "The first thing they said was they were the top academic school in the nation," Bryan said. However, despite that, Army is not necessarily a school that Bryan is overly interested in, simply because he is hoping to play at a BCS-level program.

"Probably not, I want to look for more of a high-major school," Bryan explained.

However, Bryan currently does not have any offers from high-major institutions and said that he is "definitely listening" to Army and others not at that level. Thus, hope is not lost for the Black Knights and other low to mid-major programs in the recruitment of Marcus Bryan. Top Stories