Recruiting: J.R. Bryant To Decide Friday

It's very simple with junior college All-American linebacker J.R. Bryant. The 6-2, 230-pound standout from Garden City (Kans.) Community College just finished his visits with a trip this weekend to Oklahoma State. He is now down to three schools - the Cowboys, Texas Tech and Oklahoma. Bryant told me he won't keep the trio guessing very long.

"I'm going to get back to Garden City and think about it," said Bryant. "They are all about equal, but on Friday I will announce a decision. I will let everybody know which school it will be on Friday."

More precisely, Friday afternoon Bryant told me. Bryant is just what all three schools are looking for in an instant contributor at linebacker.

This past season he also earned first-team honors in the Jayhawk Conference and NJCAA Region 6 with 81 total tackles, 70 unassisted. He also had 9.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, 8 fumbles recoveries, and a blocked kick. Garden City finished the season with a 7-3 record and 5-2 in Jayhawk Conference play. Bryant is originally out of Wayne County High School in Georgia.

He talked about his visit to Stillwater this weekend, the last of his big three as he had been to Lubbock and Norman.

"It went great," he said. "Everybody there is so friendly and that stood out. Coach (Mike) Gundy is really cool and so is the entire coaching staff."

Bryant is being recruited by defensive coordinator Tim Beckman. He was shown around over the weekend by defensive end Ugo Chinasa.

"Right now Oklahoma State is, as I told this other guy, equal. They are all equal and I will decide during this week."

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