Bryant Contemplating UNC Visit

Shortly after Butch Davis took over the head coaching duties at North Carolina, Alphonso Bryant began to field strong interest from the Tar Heels.

"They contacted both me and my coach before we went on Christmas break and the receiver coach, Coach [Charlie] Williams, came down to our school," said Bryant.

"[He discussed] a little bit about a fresh start for everybody [at UNC]. Nobody will have an advantage, because everybody will have to learn a new scheme."

Williams also discussed the possibility of getting Bryant, a 6-foot-1 190-pound athlete from Homestead (Fla.), to take an official visit to Chapel Hill.

"I haven't [set up an official visit], yet," said Bryant. "There's a 50/50 chance [I take a visit to UNC]. It all depends on who's recruiting me the hardest. I haven't heard back from [UNC] since before the Christmas break."

Bryant has already officially visited Arizona State, Central Florida, and Rutgers. He was supposed to travel to Tallahassee this weekend for his official visit with Florida State, but that trip looks to have fallen apart.

"I was supposed to visit Florida State this week, but the coach who was recruiting me went to Alabama – Coach Steele," said Bryant. "I don't know [if I'm going to reschedule]. I haven't heard anything since he left, because he was the one that was recruiting me."

With more than half of his official visits taken, Bryant has established a leader.

"I have a leader – Rutgers," said Bryant. "[I like] the location, people, [and] coaches – they're going to be around for awhile. I want to get away from home. The weather is cold, but it isn't that bad. It's different from Miami where it's hot all the time."

Also working in the Scarlet Knights favor is the position he's being recruited for – defensive back.

"I prefer defense [in college]," said Bryant. "On defense, there's a better chance to get to the [National Football] League."

North Carolina is recruiting Bryant as a wide receiver.

During his senior season, Bryant posted a solid campaign on both sides of the ball. He caught 40 passes for 685 yards and five touchdowns on offense, and recorded 40 tackles and two interceptions on defense.

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