ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Bryant both before and after the event, and his excitement to attend Mizzou’s junior day was rewarded.
“Coach Pinkel said they like my film and would love for me to become a Tiger,” said an excited Bryant. “I told him that I was honored and that I have a lot of interest in Mizzou. I really like them. It’s the home state schools, it’s SEC football, and I really love how they use a three back set like we do at CBC. It keeps you healthy longer, and it keeps everyone fresh going with the hot back at the time.”
Bryant, who made the most of his usage in a three back system by rushing for almost 1,100 yards and scoring 21 TDs on just over 100 carries and averaging almost 10 yards per carry, liked his entire junior day experience. “We got a chance to look at the facilities and get to know the coaches a little. The weight room and locker room seem extremely nice, and Coach Ford seems like a real cool coach,” Bryant said. Mizzou became his third offer in less than a week, following offers from Indiana the previous Sunday and Kansas on Wednesday.
“I went to Indiana’s junior day the previous Saturday and they offered me the next day saying they liked what they saw of me in person and on film. Then Kansas called and offered on Wednesday. I will be going to their junior day on the 28th. Kansas State has invited me to theirs but it’s the same day as the KU event. Notre Dame and NIU have also invited me to their junior days, but I don’t have the dates yet. I think they are both in March.”
Tre also mentioned Wisconsin as a school that has been recruiting him with a good deal of interest.
The speedy back was the combine king and top performer in last year’s Elite Football Combine, displaying sub-4.5 forty time, along with a top vertical jump, broad jump and shuttle times to go along with impressive strength for his size.
What Bryant does best is make plays in the open field with the ball in his hands, whether he is running it out of the backfield, catching it, or on kickoff returns. He is very similar to recent Mizzou running backs Henry Josey, Russell Hansbrough and Marcus Murphy both in size and ability.