Bryant Returns From Buckeye Visit

Christian Bryant is one of the top rated uncommitted defensive backs in the country, and the Cleveland Glenville senior has returned from his official visit to Ohio State. Bryant, who has indicated he will take all five visits, spoke to Bill Greene about his trip to Columbus.

Cleveland Glenville senior defensive back Christian Bryant recently completed his second official visit, to Ohio State. Bryant, who previously visited Michigan State, is one of the top rated uncommitted players in the country, and his trip to Columbus was rated a success.

"Overall, I have to say the visit to Ohio State was really good," Bryant began. "I was there the entire weekend and I checked out everything about Ohio State. I went to the academic center to check with the advisors. I want to major in communications. They took us on a tour of the dorms and I really tried to look at things from the perspective of a potential student, not just a football recruit."

He also took in a Buckeye practice to watch the team prepare for the Rose Bowl opponent, the Oregon Ducks. Bryant also spent considerable time with the Buckeye coaching staff, including head coach Jim Tressel.

"It was great watching the team practice for the Rose Bowl," he stated. "They were really getting after it, and practice was extremely intense. Coach (Jim) Tressel and I talked a lot and got to know each other a little better. I also spent time with (assistant coach) Taver Johnson. This visit helped me get a better feel for the entire environment at Ohio State, even though I've been here a lot. The facilities are so unbelievable and it's great to be around the players, especially a lot of the guys I know really well."

Bryant, who will play in the January 9th U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio, indicated he will take all five visits and is not close to making a decision.

"I'm visiting North Carolina in early January, and my other two visits could come from Miami of Florida, Virginia and Vanderbilt," Bryant explained. "I need to see as many schools as possible so I know what I'm comparing everything to. I'm trying to find a program where I feel comfortable with the coaches, and where I fit in with the other players. I'm looking for a situation where I surround myself with people that will help me succeed in my life after football. I'm really interested in an honest coaching staff, people that will tell me the truth, not just tell me what they think I want to hear. I haven't really thought about how I will announce my decision, but it might be on National Signing Day."


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