Cards eyeing Pittsburgh athlete

Athlete Quamane Bryant of Pittsburgh (Penn.) Brashear has collected two scholarship offers and should add more this fall. has the latest on the rising prospect.

"I can be a game-breaking type player because of my versatility," said Quamane Bryant, a 5-foot-9.5, 160-pound athlete from Pittsburgh (Penn.) Brashear High School. "On offense I can play running back and wide out and then I defense I'm like a coach on the field. I always looking to see what the formations are."

As a junior Bryant hauled in 35 receptions for 635 yards and 10 touchdowns, while also recording five interceptions from his cornerback position. Bryant scored an additional three touchdowns as a return specialist.

"I prefer to play defense, but some schools are recruiting me as a receiver and I'd definitely do that too," Bryant told "If I could choose I'd play defense, but I'll do anything to get on the field - period."

Heading into his senior season Bryant has picked up scholarship offers from Akron and Miami of Ohio, while Boston College, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisville, Maryland and West Virginia are among the others that have expressed an interest.

"It was a big relief to get that first offer," Bryant said. "It's like a big weight off my shoulders and now I know that I can focus on improving and hopefully earning more."

Louisville initiated contact with Bryant's head coach earlier this summer.

"They told me to make sure to send them film from the first game or two," Bryant said. "They are one of the school's that have said that they like me on offense and as a return specialist."

Bryant lists Akron as his current leader, but admits that he's in no rush to make a decision.

"Akron is my favorite right now," Bryant said. "They have good facilities with both their football program and their campus as a whole. Plus they are going to be building a new stadium soon."

"I also like West Virginia, Rutgers and Louisville. I like that they play in the Big East."

The determination to earn additional scholarship offers is proving to be one of his motivating factors heading into final year of high school ball.

"I don't feel any pressure from that all," Bryant said. "That's something that is motivating me even more going into the season."

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