Miami Prospect Profile: DT Keith Bryant

Let's take a closer look at the prospects for Miami's 2013 recruiting class. Today, we look at defensive tackle Keith Bryant.

Keith Bryant -- Delray Beach (Fla) Atlantic HS

Scout Ranking: 4-star and No. 18 DT

Measurables: 6-foot-2 and 300 pounds

2011 Stats: Bryant finished his junior season with 55 tackles, 15 for loss, and seven sacks.

What they're saying: Bryant is a defensive lineman that likes to get up the field. He is not looking to be a guy who eats up space freeing up guys around him, but he wants to make plays. He is very active and he really gets off the ball quickly. He plays with good pad level, he plays with good leverage, and he really can get up the field, and into the backfield. He can still develop moves off the ball and play better when the ball comes right at him. - Chad Simmons/Scout.com

Recruiting Status: Bryant committed to the Hurricanes following one of the Junior Day events back in January. Since then, he's landed scholarship offers from just about everyone else. He plans to take official visits to Florida State, Florida, USC, and possibly one more in addition to Miami.

What he's saying about Miami: "It's a dream come true. I've been wanting to be a Hurricane my whole life and I didn't know if I'd ever get the opportunity. Now it's real and I'm going. I spend a lot of time talking with Coach Franklin, Coach Carroll, Coach D'Onofrio, and Coach Golden. They were saying how they knew it was my dream to come there and they know that. They welcomed me to the family. It feels great to be a Cane."

Miami angle: The Hurricanes signed three quality defensive tackles in the 2012 class but finding good ones, especially those who have a lot of interest in coming, is always very difficult. Therefore, the Canes will likely take a few more in the 2013 class since it's such a strong year for them in South Florida. Bryant's the most heavily recruited one of the group. He grew up wanting to play for the Canes and was offered by Miami before all those other major programs. Those are reasons why he'll likely stay committed to the Canes throughout the process, even if he decides to take a few other visits.


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