Recruiting: Sooners among top three for WR

Lufkin, Texas wide receiver Dez Bryant Profile.

Dez Bryant, WR, 6'1, 200, 4.54, LUFKIN, TEXAS:

Dez Bryant will go into his senior year as one of the most talked about wide receiver prospects in the state of Texas, and with his potential he could be regarded as one of the best in the country by the end of the year.

Bryant moved into the starting line-up last year on a full-time basis, but he actually broke into the starting line-up the last game of his sophomore year. He doubles as a safety on defense, but it is offense where he will earn his scholarship in college.

"I love just going after the ball and making plays on deep passes," said Bryant. "I just like catching the ball and making big plays, scoring touchdowns and hearing the fans scream."

Bryant caught 48 passes for 1,025 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. He also returned punts and kickoffs, and that is a duty that Bryant will have again this season.

Bryant can bench 270 pounds, squats 410 and runs the 100-meter (10.9) and the 110 high hurdles (14.6). He has not attended any football camps up to this point, but he plans to go to camps at Texas A&M and Texas. He also hopes to make it to USC or UCLA.

Bryant has been offered by LSU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M up to this point.

"Right now I like Texas Tech, LSU and Oklahoma," said Bryant. "They are all about the same, but right now Texas Tech is my leader. They throw the ball a lot and I think they are going to win a national championship. I really want to go a school that is close to winning a national championship and help them get to that level.

"I like Oklahoma a lot and they are getting back to the point where they were winning championships. OU has won several championships and it looks like they have everything they need to win championships again. I also need to find out if they have all the receivers that they need. I also don't have to start, but I want to play my freshman year. And I know I can do that at Texas Tech."

Bryant plans on taking the ACT and SAT this summer.


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