Bryant's recruitment continues to heat up

Five-star Thomas Bryant is one of the most heavily recruited players in the class of 2015.

Five-star interior force Thomas Bryant is one of the elite prospects in the class of 2015. The Huntington (WV) Prep standout is having a solid junior year, and that is only helping his busy recruitment.

After a rough stretch during the month of December, Huntington Prep looks to be back on track. They had a very impressive weekend at the Hoop Hall Classic as well as Flyin to the Hoop, and for Bryant and his teammates it is about mindset.

"We're really coming together as one now," said Bryant. "After Christmas break everybody has come back with a different mindset and we are here just to win."

At 6-foot-10 and 220 pounds with unique athleticism, it is no surprise that Bryant is seeing the nation's premier schools show him significant interest.

"I am hearing from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Kansas for sure," explained Bryant. "Also the obvious ones like Syracuse, Villanova, St. John's, Ohio State, and some other schools."

A native of Rochester, New York, Syracuse is always a school that Bryant has been linked to, and he says that a good bond has been built with the program.

"I like how they are always in the 2-3 zone and everybody is doing their part and not doing too much," explained Bryant. "The coaching staff there is great, and I could see myself in an Orange uniform. They just have a great atmosphere there and it is close to home."

Another school that has been after Bryant for a while is Villanova, and it is the Wildcats playing style that has been most impressive to him.

"I see how they establish everybody and let all of their players do what they do well," noted Bryant. "If they have a center who can dribble and shoot they let him do that as well as go on the post."

Also the Ohio State Buckeyes are looking to sure up their interior, and Bryant is one of the major targets.

"They are saying that I would fit really well with how the play and that I could come in and play right away," said Bryant of the Buckeyes. "Basically I have just been watching them a lot, and I think they run a good system."

Right now Bryant is mostly focused on having a good junior season and then a strong summer on the AAU circuit, but there is no doubt that some of the nation's elite are making his recruitment a major priority.

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