Miami Commit Gets Gator Junior Day Offer

Florida invited over 40 of the best football players in the nation to junior day on Saturday and came away with fabulous results. Six public commitments on the day was the headline, but a lot of good vibes came out of the weekend from those that didn't give a public commitment. One of those was Miami commitment Keith Bryant a defensive tackle from Delray Beach.

Keith Bryant showed up not knowing what to expect in Gainesville for Florida's Junior Day. When it was all over, he realized that Florida is a place that regardless of football, they are serious about getting a degree.

"What stood out to me was the talk about academics," Bryant told "Coach Muschamp said he wants all of his football players to graduate with a 3.0 (grade point average). He doesn't want you there just to play football. He said to get something out of it for when football is over."

Things got started early for Bryant. Not long after some of the introductions were made and all of the student athletes were gathered, he was beckoned from the crowd by a staff assistant.

"One of the guys that worked there called me out of the crowd, they were looking for me for a while," Bryant said. "He said Coach Muschamp wanted to see me. When they said Coach Muschamp wanted me ion his office, I knew what that was about. I was the first one, but I knew."

In fact he was offered a scholarship opportunity at Florida by the head coach. It was something he took seriously.

"We sat down, talked, and within a minute or two he offered," Bryant said. Man, it is just great getting an offer from the SEC, that's the best conference. It is definitely the fastest conference out there."

The gators told him what they like about the 6-2, 290 pounder from Delray Beach.

"They love my explosiveness," Bryant said. "They say when they see my highlight tape I come off the ball so hard and fast, I'm just quick."

He still remains committed to the Canes, but has another place to look at.

"It made me feel good and I will look at them more," he said. "I am still committed to Miami, but I have to see how it all works out. I have a whole year. My mom is going to make me take trips. She wants me to go see the schools that offer me."

Bryant visited with a couple of family members. "My brother is more like a Florida State fan and he also likes the Canes," he said.

"My uncle told me to give the school a chance and he has always liked the Gators."

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