Signee Update: Kevin Bryant

Kevin Bryant is ready to begin his career at North Carolina and plans to make an immediate impact.

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  • "I expect to come in and make an impact," said Bryant. "I've been waiting for this moment, basically, ever since I started playing football.

    "The hard part is over with – as far as the decision making. Now it's just a clear path to what I need to do if I want to be successful on the next level. I feel like I have a solid foundation so I can come in and make an impact."

    Bryant, an offensive lineman from Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Anderson, figures to make that impact at guard.

    "I don't know which side as far as left or right – all I know is I'm playing offensive guard," said Bryant. "I have the ability to play both [guard and tackle]. And really, it's up in the air until I get on campus. Whatever position that will benefit the team the most is what I'll have to do."

    In the weeks following a solid senior football season, Bryant has been in the weight room working to get his body in the best condition to see the field as a freshman.

    "The thing I'm concentrating most on is early playing time," said Bryant. "I know that when I get to North Carolina, I'll be one of the strongest on the team."

    Currently, Bryant has his bench press maximum at 530 pounds. His goal is to max out at 600 pounds before he arrives at UNC.

    Additionally, Bryant, at 6-foot-7 has trimmed down to 362 pounds. He played at 378 pounds during his senior season.

    Collectively UNC coaches John Blake, Steve Hagen, and Sam Pittman converse with Bryant up to three times a week.

    "It's not mostly football," said Bryant. "Sometime they'll call to see how my family is. Other times, they'll be asking me about my workouts and am I on track to make an impact this season. So it's a little bit of everything."

    Any concerns about Bryant's ability to qualify have been erased, as he said he has now been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

    "I'm already qualified," Bryant said. "I've met all the qualifications -- I took the SAT and I got the GPA. So I'm already qualified fully."

    Bryant is looking to arrive at Chapel Hill in mid-June in order to be present for the second summer session.

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