Pearman, Hobby check on Bryant

Tight ends coach Danny Pearman and defensive ends coach Marion Hobby have both been by Thomas County Central High School this month.

DE Austin Bryant Profile

The two Clemson assistants were there to check on four-star defensive end Austin Bryant.

Georgia, South Carolina, Miami, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Florida State, Florida, Stanford, Notre Dame and UCF have also had coaches stop by the school to see the No. 239 ranked prospect in the class of 2015.

Though Pearman serves as the primary contact for Clemson, Hobby is also involved.

"Whenever I talk to one, I call the other," Bryant told CUTigers earlier this week.

What's their message?

"Just telling me they've got six d-linemen graduating, it's a great place. It's a family environment and a good school. It's a great thing happening at Clemson right now and just telling me they want to get me back on campus."

Bryant's first visit to Clemson was last fall for the Florida State game. He hopes to return within the next few weeks.

"I'm trying to get back before camp. If I don't, I know I'll probably be there for camp, I don't know if I'll be participating, but I'll be up there," he said.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect hopes to get a better look at the Clemson campus this time.

"I definitely want to see the academics. That's a big priority for me, to be able to see the academic side of the school," Bryant said. "When I came for the Florida State game, there were so many people there, you couldn't do anything.

"So, to see the school itself -- what Clemson is really all about, besides the game day atmosphere."

In addition to the Clemson trip, Bryant wants to visit LSU, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Stanford, Ole Miss, Florida and Florida State this summer.

A list of favorites will be released afterwards.

"[My] top five is coming later this summer," he said.

Bryant would like to take all five official visits, but there's a chance he could commit before those are completed.

As a junior, he had 65 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Top Stories