Bryant Talks Recruiting

Reading, Pa. standout linebacker James Bryant had an outstanding senior season before being selected to play in the Army All-American Game, which was played this past Saturday. He talked about that experience.

"Just having a chance to be on the same field with all those great players was a great experience," Bryant said. "We had a great time the whole week. Practice was from 9 till 3 and we did a lot of other events, like a talent show. We went to the hospital, stuff like that. It was a great week."

The talented linebacker said he had a chance to hang out during the week with some of the top players in the entire country.

"I was with Ted Ginn, Marcus Freeman, Xavier Carter, Xavier Lee, Willie Williams, Tony Carter, and my roommate was Tim Jamison," he said. "We all got along really well. We talked about the game, college, and stuff like that."

Speaking of college, Bryant is facing a tough decision. He has narrowed his list down to five and has three visits remaining.

"I've been to Pittsburgh and Miami already," he said. "I'm going to Florida this weekend, then Ohio State next weekend, then LSU on the 23rd. It's going to be a tough decision because those are all great programs."

At 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, Bryant said he will not make a final decision until Feb. 4.

"I'll announce on signing day where I'm going," he said. "A lot of the guys (at the all-star game) were talking about where they're going. Some guys were going to Ohio State, some to LSU. A lot of guys were talking about Miami too. I actually saw a lot of guys that I met on my visit to Miami. Adrian Peterson, but he's not going (to Miami). Fred Davis was there, Aaron Jones. Those guys were talking about Miami but they haven't made their final decisions yet. Willie was talking about Miami and Florida State. I'm not sure what I'm gonna do yet."

Bryant said he'll simply choose the school that makes him feel most comfortable.

"I'm confident in my abilities to play at any of those schools," he said. "Of course they're going to have other great linebackers and I would expect that. I'm ready to go in and work hard and see what happens. But I really can't tell you about which one I like the most until I'm able to compare all my visits. I liked my first two a lot so we'll see what happens from here."

Bryant is expected to receive in-home visits from coaches at all five programs in the coming weeks.

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