Gridiron, Track Star Commits To ULM

Reaching into Northwest Louisiana, the Warhawks have picked up a verbal commitment from Bossier Bearkat defensive back Giorgio Bryant. Bryant who plays a number of positions, is also the class 4A state champion in the long jump. Bryant will be a two sport start at ULM running track and playing football.

The ULM Warhawks picked up their third commitment on the week when Bossier, La athlete Giorgio Bryant gave his verbal commitment. Bryant makes the Warhawks 19th commitment for the 2008 class.

"Bryant, 6'3 185 has played six different positions according to head Coach Michael Concilio. Giorgio is a very universal player for us. He came to us from Airline high school where he played quarterback in the spread offense. As a freshman he also played receiver for the varsity squad".

"He is a big time special team's player for us. A yes sir, no sir kind of guy that will do the little things, and that is what makes him so valuable. ULM is bringing him in to play defensive back. He was the only athlete I had that could play the FS position in a 4-2-5 split defense. They are getting a very vocal leader and one heck of a track guy as well".

"My trip to ULM was a lot of fun", said Bryant. The coaches opened my eyes to some things I have never thought about. ULM wants me to come and play the corner back position and help out on special team". As a senior Bryant recored 55 tackles and had 3 interceptions. He also forced four fumbles and had 9 pass break ups.

Bryant is currently the class 4A state long jump champion and boasts a second place finish in the state triple jump. He won the long jump with a mark of 23-1 1/2 and a triple jump of 43-5 1/2. His personal best long jump is 24-2 3/4. Bryant had two interceptions as a senior and averaged a combined 26.5 yards on his punt and kick returns. On October 11th vs Minden, he returned a punt 54 yards for a td."To give you an idea about what kid of athlete he is, he was the guy that was responsible for the pitch guy when we faced offense's that run the veer", said Concilio.

Giorgio has said he plans on majoring in Computer Information systems. "My heart was telling me ULM is the place for me. Its where I feel I can continue to have success". While Bryant will be a newcomer on the team, he has friends at ULM. "I have know Calvin Dawson for a long time, his brother, (sophomore WR) Marcus too. I played with Marcus at Airline".

Bryant is a late qualifier and thats why his coach feels he was under the radar. "Giorgio scored a 21 on his last ACT just 20 days ago. ULM is getting a great player that is going to well in press man coverage".

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