Visit Moves Panthers Up With Bryant

Chicago Simeon (Ill.) three-star OG Chris Bryant visited Pittsburgh over the weekend and one week away from his decision, he's adding them to his list.

It seemed like he was down to three: Michigan, Illinois, and Arizona, but a new player has emerged for Chicago Simeon's Chris Bryant.

A visit to Pittsburgh was quickly arranged and the 6'4, 330-lb guard made his way out to the Keystone State, where the Panthers made quite an impression.

"It was great," he said of the trip. "The whole scenery, the new coaching staff they have there, the players, facilities, everything was nice out there."

Bryant met a lot of new people on the visit, but he also got to reacquaint himself with new Panthers offensive coordinator Calvin Magee.

"I was getting recruited by Coach Magee from when he was at Michigan, so he and I have a great relationship too."

Bryant is now on his way to Michigan, where he will meet new head coach Brady Hoke. He will then make his announcement on January 28th at Simeon High.

He says he will now have to add one more hat to the table as the Panthers have made a serious late impression.

"Yeah, they defintely gave me something to think about. I'm definitely going add them to my list. It just made my decision that much harder."

Bryant says early playing time is not a must for him, but he did discuss that possibility.

"They said I have the chance to come in and start and compete for the starting position, but they said redshirting wasn't a bad thing either. It just depends on how it goes when I come in."

All in all, it was a positive visit for Bryant and the Panthers have a done a fine job of getting in the game with one of the Midwest's top line prospects.

"There was nothing I didn't like. Everything was a plus. The coaches, facilities, players and everything was great."

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