2016 Husker Profile: Tre Bryant

A look at Nebraska incoming running back Tre Bryant and his potential impact in 2016.

TRE BRYANT

Position: RB

Height/Weight: 5-foot-9/195-pounds

High school: Christian Brothers College (MO) 

2015 review:

As a senior, Bryant rushed for 1,331 yards and 30 touchdowns, while averaging 10.4 yards per carry. He also had 287 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns, and scored on a 98-yard kickoff return. Bryant’s play helped Coach Scott Pingel’s team to a 13-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Missouri Class 6 playoffs. Bryant rushed for 186 yards and three touchdowns against Blue Springs South in the state title game.

Bryant was an AP first-team all-state selection in Missouri and also named to the USA Today Missouri all-state team. He was the Class 6 Offensive Player of the Year and was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Offensive Player of the Year in the metro area. 

2016 preview:

In recent years, Nebraska has had a history of getting freshman running backs involved and Missouri three-star Tre Bryant might not be any different next season. Similar to Ozigbo’s film last recruiting cycle, Bryant appears to be undervalued. The running back was definitely featured in their offense, but might be better than his rating at first glance.

Some would say Bryant has stiffer competition to get carries than Ozigbo in 2015, but Imani Cross is also gone. If Bryant shows he can help the position right away, he will get touches. The staff won’t be concerned about saving a redshirt year.

How he ended up in Lincoln:

After picking up an offer in late October, Bryant visited Nebraska in November shortly after decommitting from Kansas State. The visit sealed the deal.

"They were just thanking me and I was thanking them as well, for giving me the opportunity to come to their program," said Bryant at the time.

Rumors circulated in early December when Gary Pinkel stepped down at Missouri the Tigers might be getting back into the equation. Bryant quickly went to social media to squash those rumors.

"Talking with the coaches, I really feel that I fit in well with their offensive system," said Bryant. "The environment around the program is great. I got to interact with some of the players as well and they were really cool." 

Bryant had offers from Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Northwestern, Missouri, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Syracuse and others.


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